Advent Traditions Archive
With Filipino Catholics dispersing across every continent, the nine-day novena of Simbang Gabi Masses has gone global, too. In many areas, it’s not hard to find the novena in churches large and small.
Guest contributor Caryn Talty describes her homemade Jesse Tree & offers her template for this Advent tradition.
Just a few short years after my first child was born, I began to rediscover my faith, and in particular, the joys of living the liturgical year. I went on a mission to learn everything there was
Editor’s note: Today, we welcome new contributor Terri Duhon to our CatholicMom.com family. Terri blogs at Loaves and Fishes and shares her delectable treats at The Pie Belle. Terri, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to enjoy your writing!
O Radiant Dawn: 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath by Lisa M. Hendey Ave Maria Press, October, 2012 That “most wonderful time of the year” is fast approaching with its busy demands: shopping, eggnog, cookies, parties,
One day last year around this time, my then-4-year-old daughter and I stopped by a local Catholic store to pick up a gift. As you can imagine in a Catholic store during Advent, there were several Nativities
Even though I am an adult, I still await Christmas morning as eagerly as any pajama-clad child. By the time dawn breaks on December 25th, I have spent weeks either covertly or overtly gathering gift ideas from
Looking for the perfect way to put your iPhone or iPad to great devotional use this Advent season? Look no further than the wonderful Advent Companion 2011 from our friends at Magnificat. I’ll admit to heading into
Advent is one of the most important seasons in the Church. During the time of Advent we are called to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ as well as wait and watch for the Lord. This