While most Catholics know the season of Advent is roughly four weeks before Christmas, they might not know it has two parts.
Advent is a time to be watchful and alert to the ways one strays from God’s path, but also to signs of his presence in other people and in the beauty
During the four weeks of Advent, the worldwide Church is not idle – here are some of the feasts that are celebrated. It celebrates plenty of major feasts with lots of customs, traditions and even special foods during the month of December.
During Advent, as Christmas nears, we get inundated with messages emphasising the materialism of Christmas. There’s so much to do. It’s easy to succumb
During the weeks before Christmas, Catholic churches stand out for what they are missing. Unlike shops, malls, public buildings and homes that start gearing up for Christmas at least by November, churches appear almost stark save for Advent wreaths and maybe some greenery or white lights.
Without hope our path leads to death. But perhaps our hope like canned and looped holiday music has lost some of its lustre. After 20 years, 40 years and 60 years this same call to hope may have us either yawning or gritting our teeth.
A charming mystery accompanies the joyful liturgical season of Advent: it is that irresistible spirit of waiting and expectation, longing for something—or somebody — great to appear on stage
More Stories: Mom Said: Don’t be Happy in Advent Wait for Christmas! Advent – What Are We Waiting For? Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday, Rejoice!
The Star is a delightful animated version of the Christmas story told from the perspective of some of the animals present in the manger. It opens in South Africa on November 17
of More Stories: Mom Said: Don’t be Happy in Advent Wait for Christmas! Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday, Rejoice! Advent Calendars: Old Tradition and Modern Commercialism, But Same Message
During Advent we have reflected on what can be called the “three comings of Christ” – past, future and present. Mgr Francis Mannion, a popular columnist in the US explains. During Advent we celebrate...
More Stories: Ok, Advent Season is Nearly Here Advent Mass Reading Wallpaper St Barbara Kicks off the Christmas Season Advent: A Year’s Reflection, Hope and What to Do Now