Posts Tagged ‘Advent’

7 facts you may not known about Advent Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

25th of December has become a holiday loved by both Christian and as well as those who are not Christians. Advent, the time of preparation is, however, a much lesser-known aspect of this season. We all know of Lent, but what is Advent? What is its history? Here are seven facts you might have known Read more

Waiting Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
waiting

It seems that at any time in our lives, we are waiting for something. The child is waiting for her birthday. The young man waits for his exam results while the girl who sits next to him, waits for him to notice her. The family sit around an injured cyclist, waiting for him to regain Read more

Advent forms us in the art of desiring God Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Timothy O’Malley, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Liturgy and author of the recently released book Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life, believes good liturgy is the key to new evangelization. In an interview with Crux, O’Malley offers his take on how Catholics should seize the many opportunities for the renewal Read more

Do you know the history of the Advent Wreath? Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

We can trace the origins of the Advent wreath back to pagan tradition. Pre-Christian Germanic people lit candles and placed them in wreaths during the darkest days of winter as a sign of hope for the light that would come with Springtime. Read more Related Posts:Avoid Christmas decorations, carols in AdventAn Advent devotional worth checking Read more

Avoid Christmas decorations, carols in Advent Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

What’s missing? Many Catholic churches appear almost stark in comparison with almost everywhere else in the lead up to Christmas. That is, apart from for Advent wreaths and maybe some greenery or white lights. “The chance for us to be a little out of sync or a little countercultural is not a bad thing,” said Read more

An Advent devotional worth checking out Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017

A few weeks ago, my sister sent me a Facebook message asking me if I wanted to take a look at a new Advent devotional that some of her friends had put together. Now, I’m not usually one for women’s devotionals (or devotionals of any sort, for that matter). But my sister knows this, so Read more

Online interactive Advent calendar fun for all Comments 0

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Online interactive Advent calendar fun is one way to get the world involved in a project. Christians across the world are being invited to celebrate the season of Advent through an interactive, multi-lingual online calendar. The website adventword.org goes live on Advent Sunday (27 November) in nine languages including, for the first time, Arabic. It Read more

Christmas, where are you? Comments 0

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

There’s a commercial that I see everywhere lately. A little girl and her dad are working on a volcano for her science fair. But something goes wrong and at the last minute the volcano doesn’t explode (as a fellow procrastinator, I feel her pain). Her dad’s solution: a $1,000 flat screen television! She can just Read more

Peace in the Holy Land — an elusive dream Comments 0

Friday, December 11th, 2015

As Christians around the world prepare during Advent to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, much of the world is at war and preparing for more war – more bombs, more drones, more boots on the ground. From the drug cartel war in Mexico, to the civil war in South Sudan, to the Read more

The many feasts during Advent Comments 0

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Although the four weeks of Advent focus on waiting for Christmas, the Church does not just sit around and wait for the main event. It celebrates plenty of major feasts with lots of customs, traditions, and even special foods during the month of December. St. Nicholas Early in the Advent season, Dec. 6, the Church Read more