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Advent

How to fast during Advent

There is a rich tradition of fasting during this festive season.

The beautiful symbolism of the Advent wreath

Many are not aware of the spiritual truths hidden in the popular custom.

A short and simple meal prayer for Advent

Keep the spirit of Advent alive with this simple prayer.

15 Advent traditions from around the world

Bring even more meaning to your Advent season by embracing some of these beautiful customs.

The Advent of Christmas: Matt Maher discusses his new album and children’s book

The 9-time Grammy nominee makes a dual release in the spirit of the season.

7 Ways to have a successful Advent

The first time I attempted to observe Advent, I flopped. Now I do these things and they make all the difference.

For many Franciscans, “Advent” begins after All Saints Day

St. Francis asked his followers to observe a lengthy fast in preparation for Christmas.

Advent Light: What a relief, it’s not about us!

A reflection and prayer for December 24, 2017, Fourth Sunday of Advent

Priest: As I wait for my nephew or niece to be born, I am re-learning Advent

"While I've intellectually known the significance of the Advent season, I haven’t quite 'felt' it, until now."

Advent Light: John the Baptist, fierce priest and prophet

A reflection and prayer for December 23, 2017, Day 21 of Advent

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