Waiting for His Coming... Advent Week 1

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... 


  1. My dear friend in Christ, I loved reading of how you celebrate Advent. It really is lovely. I will read your links for sure. There is so much goodness in what you are doing. My love for my Savior is strong and true. I too love to read, ponder, pray and learn more about our divine Savior's 1st coming and I look forward to His second coming. I love the reason for the Christmas season. It is Jesus The Christ. He is the light and we can be a light to the world by doing as He would do or have us do.
    Sending loving thoughts your way and big hugs too!

    1. So HAPPY you stopped by share Advent with me here, LeAnn! I just love Advent... I like the celebration of both Jesus' coming--now, and in time to come! :) Wishing you & yours a BLESSED & BEAUTIFUL Advent!


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