religion, Unschooling

It is beginning to look a lot like Advent….

…….In this illuminated miniature Saint Bernard is intoning the Introit of the First Sunday of Advent, Ad te levavi animam meam. He is lifting up his soul in the form of a newborn baby, the new liturgical year! God the Father, surrounded by angelic hosts, thrones in glory above him. To his left a choir of monks sings the Introit that Bernard has intoned…..

It is beginning to look a lot like Advent..and we have…..Christmas DVDS to start watching………….

An Advent Calendar with Advent readings for the family to read together ( we have yet to choose our Advent personal spiritual reading, and yet to choose our Advent penances) …….

Ourside Advent Wreath………….
………………………Christmas books to read………………………..

…..Our table centrepiece and Advent Wreath..and our traditional Cadbury’s chocolate Advent calendar….

…and violet or purple vestments for Holy Mass on this first Sunday in Advent.
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3 thoughts on “It is beginning to look a lot like Advent….”

  1. I loved the image of St Bernard, Leonie! We chanted that introit last night at our choir's Medieval Advent night, so I'm extra happy to have that picture on file. A blessed advent to you and your dear family!

  2. Big fan of the St Bernard. Hadn't seen it before. Of course violet is just cool in general! One of the many great things about Advent. The heat, the prep for Christmas, the rose on Gaudete Sunday…

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