Sunday, November 27, 2022

Advent begins - Empieza Adviento


Advent season marks the new Liturgical calendar year in the Roman Catholic Church and many Christian Churches. It the beginning of a four weeks preparation in anticipation of the Nativity of Jesus Christ at Christmas and the reminder of Christ’s second coming. Each week has a meaning, color and expectation.

The Liturgical Calendar follows the path of the cycle of the seasons. Nature is the key to understanding the mystery of faith. 

Let's celebrate Advent with joy and hope for a better tomorrow.

Advent comes from the Latin ad+venire, which means, essentially “To come to,” and Ad+venire is the root of the Latin “Adventus” which means “arrival.” So, Advent is the season of arrival of Christ in our hearts, in the world.

The spirit of Advent Season is best illustrated in the Parable of the Ten Virgins found in Matthew 25:1-14  The Advent season is a reminder to have our eyes fix on Christ!

Advent Wreath meaning 

The circle is a symbol of eternity and the never-endingless of God, and the evergreen is a symbol of eternal life and the never-changingness of God. Tertullian in the third century wrote to the Christians of his day: "You are a light of the world; a tree ever green." Children love to learn by symbols.

Advent weeks and colors:

First Week of HOPE:  Prophet Candle (Purple)

Second Week of PEACE:  Bethlehem Candle (Purple)

Third Week JOY:  Shepherd Candle (Pink)

Four Week LOVE:  Angel Candle (Purple)

The emphasis is on our longing, our need — not only for the great graces of the feast of His Nativity, for the renewing in our hearts of the mystery of His birth — but our need to be ready for the glorious moment of His Second Coming. 

Family Activity:

Prepare an Advent Wreath with paper or using a donut and birthday candles. Each kid bring home the devotion to prepare during Advent. 

2022 Advent Reflections:

First Week of Advent, Cycle A
Second Week of Advent, Cycle A
Third Week of Advent, Cycle A
Fourth Week of Advent, Cycle A
Christmas Day

Happy Advent!


El  Adviento se centra en la expectativa del nacimiento de Jesucristo y dura cuatro domingos antes de Navidad.  Cada semana tiene un significado y expectativa. 

Adviento viene de la palabra Latin ad+venire, que significa "venir” . y de la raiz  “Adventus” which means “llegada”. Entonces, el adviento es la temporada de llegada de Jesús en nuestros corazones y en el mundo. 

El calendario litúrgico sigue el ciclo de las estaciones. La naturaleza es la clave para entender el misterio de la fe. 

Significado y color:

1 semana de esperanza: Vela de los profetas  (púrpura)

2 semana de Paz: Vela de Belén (púrpura)

3 semana de Gozo: Vela de los pastores (rosada) 

4 semana de amor: Vela del ángel (púrpura)

Actividad para niñ@s:

Aquí una idea para crear una sencilla Corona de Adviento. Es mi tradición crear una Corona de Adviento con los niños de la catequesis usando una donut y unas velitas de cumpleaños. Cada niño lleva una a casa para iniciar el adviento en familia.

Feliz y bendecido Adviento

Thank you for your support!🌷 #LuzDelMes 🌠


Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Theologian, Author, Educator and Translator

Member: FWA, MCBD Board of Advisors,  Read to Me, Day! Ambassador 
ANLMI & Gremio Poético Colombiano 

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Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry 2015, Latino Book Awards 2016 

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