Links to Faith

Weekly links to articles, documents and media about faith

The Purpose and Symbolism of the Advent Wreath and Candles - Mercy Home website

December 5 2021

“The use of the wreath and candles during Advent are a longstanding Catholic tradition that was originally adopted by Christians in the Middle Ages as part of their spiritual preparation for Christmas. The wreath and candles are full of symbolism tied to the Christmas season.”

Pope Francis' Twitter Feed

November 28 2021

During Advent, follow Pope Francis on twitter. This week’s link takes you to his twitter feed. I find inspiration everyday in reading his words. Here’s his tweet from November 21: Dear young friends! Be free and authentic, be the critical conscience of society. Be passionate about truth, so that, with your dreams, you can say: “My life is not captive to the mindset of the world: I am free, because I reign with Jesus for justice, love and peace!”

What is Advent - EWTN website

November 21 2021

“This is a period of preparation for the celebration of the Incarnation at Christmas. As Christmas seems to arrive commercially ever earlier each year, the faithful should try to turn our hearts more toward the Lord.”

Being God's Somebody - Bishop Michael Curry - Center for Action and Contemplation

November 14 2021

“I’ve come to see that the call of God, the love that bids us welcome, is always a call to become the true you. . . . Not an imitation of someone else. The true you: someone made in the image of God, deserving of and receiving love.”

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