Today marks the first Sunday of Advent, as well as the first day of the Church Calendar, a new year started off in the anticipation and hope of Jesus’ birth. In more recent years, Advent has become a time to emotionally and mentally prepare myself for the coming of the Christ Child—how might I want to receive Him this year? How have I lived in a place of reception of Him and toward what He is calling me?
A fellow spiritual director has put together a wonderful devotional guide for this Advent season that I would commend to you as well as a guide on how to prepare an Advent wreath for your own use at home. This is a great activity to do with your kids. Enjoy and Happy Advent!