Welcome to Day 7 of our Advent Calendar!
During the 22 days of Advent, new content will be available each day behind the calendar’s doors.
Blessing of the Christmas tree in the Home
Season of Advent
Advent is the four-week season before Christmas during which we prepare for the coming of Christ. The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming”. The season of Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and of hope, which has a twofold character as:
- A time of preparation for the Solemnities of the Christmas season, in which the first coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered; and,
- A time when – by remembrance of this – our minds and hearts look forward to the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time.
For these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight.
Our digital Advent calendar is a helpful resource for our ‘journey’ towards Christmas. Each day, by clicking on a virtual door, we are inviting you to take a few minutes to avail of our resources to rediscover the true meaning of Advent and Christmas.
Prayer for those away from home
We pray for those whom we love
But who are absent from us.
Keep them safe from all harm, evil and danger.
Bless them with peace, laughter, wisdom, love and joy.
Grant that we may be reunited in the fullness of love;
In Christ’s name we pray.
Taken from The Family Prayer Book published by Veritas (www.veritas.ie).
This year we are introducing our ‘Kids’ Corner!’ Each day of Advent you will find fun activities for children to enjoy and learn more about the Season of Advent! Print out this image of the Son of God and colour it in however you like!
To print: click on the image below to open a new page, then select “print” to print out the page for colouring.