The season of Advent begins a new Church year. During the preparation time of Advent we are invited to change and grow more like Jesus. During these four weeks we prepare for Jesusí coming in our daily lives as we wait together for the fullness of Light to come into our world at Christmas. The custom of the Advent Wreath is the focus of this video. In the light of the Advent Wreath we remember, live and hope for the one who has already come. We warm our hearts to live justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God. The simple Advent Wreath tells the story of a people yesterday and today who yearn for more light in their life. This program by Gaynell Cronin also includes other Advent activities and traditions such as the Jesse Tree, an Advent Friend, Straw for a Crib and an Advent House to help young people appreciate the spiritual dimension of the Advent and Christmas season.(I-JH)
Media ID: 12685
Length: 12 Min.
Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press
Level: I, JH

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult