The season of Advent is once again upon us. Advent commences four Sundays before Christmas and is a very important time in the Catholic Church as it celebrates the coming of Jesus into the world.
During Advent, scripture focuses on faithfulness, hope for eternal life and reminisces on the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and His second coming.
It is also a period where we can fast while we prepare for the coming of our King. The Advent wreath is a special crown made with green branches (signifying hope and signs of life) of a coniferous tree and decorated with red ribbon, pine cones, holly and even mistletoe.