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Orange, Calif., Dec 1, 2019 / 02:11 pm (CNA).- A religious order in southern California is kicking off Advent with a digital calendar that allows Catholics to go more in-depth as they prepare for the Christmas season. The virtual calendar was launched on the first Sunday of Advent by the

What is Advent? The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly

A great Advent Tradition is readying the home for Christmas. There’s nothing better than heading out to a Christmas Tree sale, the fresh pine aroma, the chill in the air. St. James the Greater in White Oak has been a staple for many years on Cheviot. The Boy Scout Troop

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is a Advent or Christmas classic, but there’s a theme carried through the movie that is rarely discussed—the role of duty.

As the Advent Season is upon us, here is a great educational video in 2 minutes to share with your family and friends: What Advent is really about!   Advent Resources For your Free Ultimate Guide to Advent, Click here For the Advent Calendar of Events, Click here For Advent

Archbishop Schnurr delivers homily for World Day of Peace. (Photo by E.L. Hubbard)
In the waning days of December, some non-Christians celebrate the winter solstice instead of Christmas. The connection between the two observances is worth reflecting on this Advent Season. The winter solstice, which will occur on December 21, marks the longest night of the year. After that, the nights grow shorter

Are you ready for Christmas?” I dread that question. After all, who is ever really ready for the cooking, cleaning, packing, traveling, buying, wrapping and even fighting that fill up our typical preparations for the holidays? Not me. The good news is that Advent doesn’t have to be that way.

The St. Anne novena was the very first novena Annie Deddens ever prayed. “I lived at a Catholic Newman Center where some of the women were praying to St. Anne to find good, Catholic men.” Hoping for a holy relationship herself, Deddens prayed the novena to St. Anne daily during

In Today’s Video we look at December, a time of Beauty, Grace, and Joy. Take a look at some of the wonder that our parishes, schools, staff, and volunteers make this a true season of Faith, Hope, and Love. 200 years ago the song Stille Nacht (Silent Night) was first