Blogmas Day 22: 4th Sunday of Advent

Today marks the 4th Sunday in Advent! During this time we learn about the significance of Mary’s role in the story of Christ’s birth. Upon learning that she was chosen to carry Jesus, she was filled with worry. but the Angel guided her in taking comfort in knowing that she was selected to carry theContinue reading “Blogmas Day 22: 4th Sunday of Advent”

Blogmas Day 15: 3rd Sunday of Advent

Today marks the 3rd Sunday of Advent. In my Advent calendar, quotes reflect an angel communicating to Mary that she is expecting a son. The angel also visits Joseph to appease him, that the joyous event of Christ’s birth is coming. This continues a time of deep reflection, yet there is a glimmer of excitementContinue reading “Blogmas Day 15: 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Blogmas Day 8: Second Sunday of Advent

The Second Sunday of Advent reminds us to be mindful of our actions during this moment of reflection. While it’s important to honor the upcoming birth of Jesus, this day also tells us to be present in every moment in life. John the Baptizer was featured in a Gospel reading at my church this afternoon.Continue reading “Blogmas Day 8: Second Sunday of Advent”

Blogmas Day 7: Lessons and Carols

On Thursday I traveled to Seton Hall University to see a ‘Lessons and Carols’ performance. It is a show performed every year by the students of the Immaculate Conception Seminary, featuring song and prayer which tells the tale of the ‘Preparation of Christmas’. This is my third year attending ‘Lessons and Carols’, and I alwaysContinue reading “Blogmas Day 7: Lessons and Carols”

Blogmas Day 1: 1st Sunday of Advent

I’m so thrilled to take part in Blogmas once again! I can’t believe that the Christmas season is upon us! In case you’re new to my page, Hello! I’m Cathleen, and I usually post bookish content here. During the month of December, I do Blogmas, in which bloggers post Christmas/Holiday themed content throughout the monthContinue reading “Blogmas Day 1: 1st Sunday of Advent”

Blogmas Day 23: 4th Week of Advent

Today marks the fourth and final Sunday of Advent. This period symbolizes Peace: that the excitememt of Christ’s arrival will bring about peace of mind throughout the land. All of our waiting and anticipating of Jesus’s birth seems like a long process, yet this is a time to reflect and internalize what we need toContinue reading “Blogmas Day 23: 4th Week of Advent”

Blogmas Day 2: 1st Sunday of Advent

     Today marks the first Sunday of Advent, or the beginning of the liturgical year in the Roman Catholic Church. This also marks the period when Catholics begin to prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ. During the next four weeks, we observe Advent through prayer and being mindful of the things which areContinue reading “Blogmas Day 2: 1st Sunday of Advent”