Monday, November 29, 2010

Advent Begins!

The first Sunday of Advent signals the start of Christmas preparations and the beginning of a new liturgical year for Catholics and much of western Christianity. During this time when people may be caught up in the secular aspects of Christmas, the lectionary reminds us to focus on preparing our hearts to welcome the birth of Jesus Christ. At a college, Advent also signals to the students and faculty that the end of the semester is approaching. The library seems to be a very popular spot at this time of year, but the beautiful Advent wreath in Saint Peter Chapel (photo) certainly makes the chapel a wonderful place to reflect.

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