Advent

Advent Tradition Lights One’s Heart!

By Sister Wilma Kramer, OSF I taught First Grade many years ago. It was important that the first-grade class learn about the Advent Wreath and the liturgical tradition of lighting the four candles. Of course, with little ones, it was important that each one had a turn to blow out the Advent candle following the

Advent Prayer – 2018

by Roberta S. Smith, OSF Come, Lord Jesus! Is the ancient prayer of Advent down through the ages! Let it be our prayer this year too! Let Jesus the Son of God be born anew in our hearts which are continually hungry for the “Good News”. Come, Lord Jesus, renew our patience so we can

Advent Reflection

By Sister Ellen McClure, OSF My memories of Advents past are those of eager anticipation. I join Mary as she prepares to deliver her baby to the world. I can only imagine how excited she is as Jesus kicks and moves around within her body. In truth, in my days as a young nurse, I

Feast of St. Lucy

FEAST OF ST. LUCY – DECEMBER 13th By Sister Ann Helene, OSF The feast of St. Lucy is celebrated each year on December 13. Lucy lived on the island of Sicily around the year 300 and is considered one of the early martyrs; the Roman Emperor Diocletian put her to death, because of her faith.

From the Joy of Children – Memories of Advent Past

Advent, from the Joy of Children by S. Renee Kopacz I have wonderful Advent memories attached to my many years of teaching in various country towns and working in our Divine Child kindergarten (in western New York state) for 25 years. Little children are so precious and full of awe. Each Advent I would set