It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open the doors of hope.
~ Pope Benedict XVIWeek Four:
This week we light the candle that symbolizes love. We rejoice in the endless love that God has for us, which is made apparent in the birth of his Son. We reflect on the good news of God's love brought to us from the angel Gabriel.Week Three:
This week we light the candle that symbolizes joy. During the third week of Advent we are filled with joy for the near arrival of Jesus on Christmas day. This Sunday is often called "Gaudete Sunday" as we reflect on the joy the shepherd's felt at the birth of Jesus.Week Two:
This week we light the candle that symbolizes peace. As we work to better ourselves each day with the help of God’s grace, we know that Jesus is the Prince of Peace, bringing the hope of peace into our world and into our lives.Week One:
This week we light the candle that symbolizes hope. Purple is the primary colour associated with Advent. Within the Catholic Church it symbolizes penance, preparation, and sacrifice. During the first week of Advent we remember the Old Testament prophets who foretold of Jesus’ coming with hope and anticipation.