While many grumble about the new Mass translation, and others celebrate, today opens the first day of Advent. I love Advent. What I most love about Advent is bringing the prayers in my home and lighting the candles every night at dinner. There is something just sacred about sitting down, lighting the candles and praying the Advent prayers before eating. I know that the act of lighting candles matters, because when I asked my kiddo what she understands about Advent she replied “it is the time we light candles at dinner!” So more catechesis is necessary, but the candles mark that something is different, something has changed.
May your Advent be quite spiritually fruitful!