Making the Advent wreath ‘more than a nice decoration’

Timely column from The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul, Minn.:

This is the Advent I’m really going to do it. I promise. I’m really going to pray with the Advent wreath all four weeks.

No, really. I mean it.

I know the Advent wreath should be more than a nice decoration to have around the house during the holidays, and I know that I will get more out of the Advent season and my preparation for Christmas if I put more into it.

Have you had this kind of conversation with yourself?

Let’s do it this year. Let’s make time to light the candles on the Advent wreath every Sunday …

Read the complete column.

UPDATE: The Florida Catholic also has posted Advent wreath prayers.

SECOND UPDATE: The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul also has posted an “audiocast” for the first Sunday of Advent.

2 Responses

  1. Forget this Lutheran wreath and candles adornment at home and simply go to Advent Vespers every Saturday evening.

  2. Lighting the Advent Wreath is a tradition which every family should participate in. Make a commitment to start your tradition this year.
    Ryan Johnston

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