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The Season of Advent

November 15, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Liturgical Calendar, T, The Season of Advent

Christians anticipate the joy of Christ’s birth by lighting the candles of the Advent wreath.

Whether at church or at home, most Christians share the excitement of waiting to celebrate Christmas by decorating an Advent Wreath and lighting the symbolic candles.

The meaning of each of the four coloured candles is usually brought to life by a short devotional reading or dialogue. The four weeks celebrate hope, peace, joy, and love, in turn. A taller white candle called the Christ Candle is lit on Christmas Eve.

The Catechism stresses the two-fold meaning of this “coming” : “When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for His second coming” (No. 524).

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Advent 2010 CD Bundles

Advent 2010 CD Bundles

4-CD Advent Bundle Cost: $10 + shipping charges
Includes the following Inspiring Catholic CDs:
Prepare the Way of the King
Becoming The-Best-Version-of-Yourself
Following the Call of Christ
The True Meaning of Christmas

7-CD Advent Bundle Cost: $20 + shipping charges
Includes the following Inspiring Catholic CDs:
– includes the 4-CD Advent Bundle above
God Will Provide
St. Philomena – A Saint For Our Times
Praying the Rosary Like Never Before

Suggested sequence for listening to this very inspiring Catholic CDs:
Week 1: Prepare the Way of the King
Week 2: Becoming The-Best-Version-of-Yourself
Week 3: Following the Call of Christ and/or God Will Provide
Week 4: The True Meaning of Christmas and/or Praying the Rosary Like Never Before
Week 5: The True Meaning of Christmas

Some suggested ideas for using the CDs:
– listen to the CD for spiritual growth (in your car, at home, over a cup of coffee, on your way to work, etc.)
– inspiring and excellent gift giving idea (yourself, family member, your friends, co-workers, etc.)
– supports your local parishes
– more…

You may ask for other suggested Inspiring Catholic CDs relating to the Season of Advent by contacting us.

Some testimonies:
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Links

More on:
The Liturgical Season of Advent
The History of the Advent Wreath

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