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Gather around the Advent wreath to pray with family, friends

Gather around the Advent wreath to pray with family, friends

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Advent: Week 2 — Dec. 9

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Advent and the art of anticipation

Advent and the art of anticipation

| Christina Capecchi | December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

There’s something about receiving an artfully wrapped gift that makes you feel special

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Advent 101

Advent 101

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Advent is a time for Catholics to prepare to:

  • Celebrate the Incarnation at Christmas.
  • Receive the Eucharist.
  • Accept the Final Judgment at death and at the end of the world.

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Advent saints are role models for entering more deeply into season

Advent saints are role models for entering more deeply into season

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Advent comes from the Latin word “adventus,” meaning coming, and the primary focus of the season is the comings of Jesus, past, present and future — at the first Christmas, during this holy season and at the end of our lives or at the Second Coming.

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Tips for celebrating Advent

Tips for celebrating Advent

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The surest way for me to tap into the spirit of Advent is to give an anonymous gift to a neighbor in need.”

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Advent wreath prayer helps to prepare our hearts for Christmas

Advent wreath prayer helps to prepare our hearts for Christmas

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Advent: Week 1 — Dec. 2

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Advent: Rescuing the real meaning of the season

Advent: Rescuing the real meaning of the season

| November 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

For the world of business and retail, the Christmas season began right after the kids shed their Halloween costumes and started unwrapping their treats.

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Jesse Tree, other ornaments deepen experience of Church seasons

Jesse Tree, other ornaments deepen experience of Church seasons

| Susan Klemond | November 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

Greg and Sarah Damm’s six children anticipate Christmas, but they also look forward to each Advent day’s journey toward the holy day.

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A week to be refreshed, renewed

A week to be refreshed, renewed

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Read stories about how to deepen your Holy Week experience as well as a meditation on the Holy Land places associated with Jesus’ death and Easter resurrection.

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Music adds rich worship experience during Chrism Mass

Music adds rich worship experience during Chrism Mass

| March 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit reporter, Pat Norby, offers a personal perspective of the March 27 Chrism Mass.

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Operation Rice Bowl’s next stop: India

Operation Rice Bowl’s next stop: India

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

During this Lenten season, Catholics in the archdiocese have been encouraged to enrich their spiritual journey by participating in Catholic Relief Service’s Operation Rice Bowl.

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Take  a virtual pilgrimage  to the Holy Land

Take a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Jerusalem sites related to death and resurrection of Jesus offer much to contemplate during Holy Week

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