Heavenly Father, I thank you for Your love.
Come, Lord Jesus, come...
Advent is a special season in the Catholic Church. It is, primarily, a time of preparation--the preparing of hearts, minds and bodies to receive the coming of Christ. His first coming is remembered, His second coming anticipated... It also marks the beginning of a new liturgical year. A time of preparation, formation, prayer, and celebration.
The Advent wreath is a devotion --used liturgically, as well as in the home-- for symbolizing the passage of the weeks during this season of waiting.
If you'd like to read more about Advent in the Catholic tradition, I can recommend this article.
A wonderful Catholic resource of daily prayers, readings and reflections each day for each week of Advent is Praying Advent offered by Creighton University's Online Ministries.
Waiting for HIM... Each week I will light a candle here while I share my own prayers, quotes/poems, and more. I hope you will join me...