Tag: Advent

Poll: What’s your favorite St. Nicholas story?

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas! The Dec. 6 feast day honors the 4th-century Bishop of Myra most well-known for being the inspiration for the modern-day figure of Santa Claus. But there’s a lot more to the real St. Nick than a red suit or gift-giving. In fact, the beloved saint was a staunch defender of […]

Catholic Tunes Agency: Songs for Advent

We’re halfway through the first week of Advent, and unless you carry your own personal EMP around, it’s nearly impossible to completely fast from Christmas music during December. To help prepare for Advent and guard against Early Christmas Season (and to give you a reason to celebrate the WHOLE Twelve Days of Christmas all the way […]

Poll: How are you using advent to prepare for Christmas?

Advent has traditionally been a time of preparation for Christ’s incarnation, something similar to the preparation within Lent. The members of the church have participated with greater alms giving, prayer, and material sacrifice. Only with the past century has Christmas time taken a turn towards the holiday hustle and material mindfulness. Pope Francis has urged […]

What Advent traditions do you have with your kids?

Advent is nearly upon us! Sometimes it’s easy to allow Christmas to eclipse the season of Advent entirely. Often times, rather than using it as a time of preparation for Christmas, it gets relegated to the waiting period before the Christmas season. The Church established this liturgical season of waiting and preparation to allow us […]

A Little Bit of Advent Cheer!

As you prepare yourself for Christmas this Advent, we wanted to share a fun video from That Anonymous College out west in California. Students at Thomas Aquinas College decided to bring a little cheer to shoppers at Pacific View Mall in Ventura, CA with a flash mob of carolers. Over 100 students from the small liberal […]