It is easy to allow Advent to become a season of rushed busyness rather than one of reflective contemplation and joyful liturgical traditions. Tiffany Walsh describes the small ways she strives to keep the spirit of Advent alive within her home.
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.
The stress of family gatherings over the holidays is enough to bring out the Grinch in all of us, but perhaps this year’s crush of Thanksgiving/Hanukah/Advent might provide some insight for dealing with December and everything after.
Pay no attention to the yards of yellow tape currently draped around our home, and don’t worry—it doesn’t indicate a…