Our parish priest despises the Jesse Tree. Sadly it is for good reason. As a seminarian, the liturgy director absolutely forbid Christmas decorations, music, etc. during Advent. They were allowed a Jesse Tree, a particularly ugly one at that, and that was the extent of … Continue readingAdvent Traditions–The Jesse Tree
In today’s world, we find Christmas decorations fighting with Halloween items for space on the store shelves. It is easy to succumb to the temptation of putting up the decorations and tree in time for Thanksgiving. Turkey day may or may not end up … Continue readingHow Our Advent Tree Came To Life
Advent begins in less than a week! And, like last year, it’s a pretty short Advent too. The fourth week of Advent is only two days long! The Catholic Sistas community has eagerly begun preparing Advent. Some even began preparing six weeks ago with the … Continue reading2018 Advent Photo Challenge
Not long ago, I attended an event where an icebreaker game was played. The icebreaker was to count up how many Sacramentals we had on each of us, and whomever at the table had the most won a prize. I happened to be at the … Continue readingSacramentals, Mercy, Advent, Oh My!
Advent is almost here! And if you’ve checked out a calendar recently, you might have noticed that Advent is pretty short this year too; Christmas is a day after the fourth Sunday in Advent. All that being said, in the Catholic Sistas community, many contributors … Continue reading2017 Advent Photo Challenge