Sunday, December 2, 2012

You're Invited

 "Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence to 
 understand a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the individual events of the day are hints that God is giving us, signs of the attention he has for each one of us."

---Pope Benedict VXI, Homily at First Vespers of Advent, November 28, 2009

 I found this great website.

If you are like me and you're looking for ways to prepare your home and heart for Christmas this is a wonderful resource.  Each day has a new way to reflect on the coming of the Savior.  On there you will find easy ways to connect with the meaning of Advent, such as daily readings, suggested movies for a family movie night, stories of the saints, and visiting a Nativity Scene together.  Tonight we plan to start with the blessing of our advent wreath.   

 Happy Advent!


  1. Good morning, Kathleen! Happy Advent, friend...thank you so much for sharing this website. I love it and have already added it to my favorites. Have a wonderful Sunday. Now I am off to get kids ready for the Christmas picture...wish me luck! : )

  2. that is great--thank you!

  3. Busy - but fun!- weekend. As a result, the Advent candles are in the Thanksgiving centerpiece. In a way - sort of appropriate! xo

  4. Nice post, Kathleen. I thought of you when I read this:

  5. Great site thanks for sharing.
    I love Advent...I have wonderful memories of it as a child and hope my kiddos will have the same.