Catholic Things

Advent is Upon Us


I’m back!! I’ll tell you about my break on Wednesday.

Until then, let’s dive into today’s post.

As probably several of you know: the liturgical season of Advent started yesterday, December 2.

Let’s discuss some of the Church significance before getting into why I personally like Advent.

From what I understand (and someone please correct me if I’m wrong), Advent is the season in which the Church prepares for Christmas and the arrival of Jesus. We spend this month-long(ish) season getting ourselves ready for Jesus’s coming.

Not only that, but the first Sunday in Advent is the start of a new liturgical year.

Now onto why I personally like Advent (in no particular order):

  • I can start listening to Christmas music without being judged.
  • It is now socially acceptable to put up Christmas decorations.
  • The liturgical color for three out of the four weeks is purple, which happens to be my favorite color.
  • This liturgical season coincides with society’s Christmas season, which is one of my favorite seasons.
  • After this liturgical season comes the Christmas season, which means I can celebrate Christmas (and listen to Christmas music) even longer.

I know my personal reasons are superficial, but I think they help make Advent fun.

But I think Advent is special in deeper ways.

And one of those ways is something that I’ve been dealing with for a while: preparing ourselves for Jesus’s coming.

And the reason I personally struggle with this is because I struggle to feel Jesus’s presence on a daily basis. And I think that makes it difficult for me to prepare myself for meeting Him physically.

What are some of your favorite things about Advent?

Until next time!



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