Little Holydays: Third Week of Advent

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Yesterday was Gaudete Sunday when we are reminded to wait with joy for the coming of Our Lord. In light of the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, it was difficult to do anything but grieve this weekend. I did find joy in the presence of my sweet family and savored each moment with them with a grateful heart. On Saturday I posted this reflection on the darkness of Advent and the question of how we are to wait for Our Lord amidst grief and suffering. It’s about hope and the truths that I desperately cling to in times of grief.

The Light shines in the darkness. And the darkness has not overcome it.

We are still waiting this Advent season on the Light of the World.

I love this painting by Georges de La Tour of the angel coming to tell St. Joseph that his fiance was carrying the salvation of the world in her womb. I love how the candle, the source of the light, is covered but it is casting its warm glow over the whole dark scene. Hope. That is what I am trying to remember. Keep praying for all those affected by the Newtown tragedy. How do you wait with hope and joy this Advent? I am looking forward to being inspired by your Little HolyDays links as I am each week.

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We are three Catholic bloggers who love to observe the liturgical year to deepen our families’ faith and build up the domestic church. We would love to hear about your family’s celebrations and traditions! Please join us in “redeeming the time” in this Year of Faith by sharing your posts about feast days, liturgical seasons, etc. in this new linkup. We are starting at the beginning of the Liturgical Year: The Season of Advent!

 

Today Tammy and Hannah @ DualingMoms are hosting the link-up! Don’t forget to stop by my wonderful co-hosts Molly Makes Do and  Mother/Daughter Duo Tammy and Hannah @ DualingMoms for more great posts and ideas today and throughout the week.

 

Today’s link-up will be live until Midnight Thursday and you’re always welcome to leave a message on Twitter or in comments of any posts if you’d like a post to be added to our Little HolyDays Pinboard.

 

For the three of us, this link up is a way in which we plan on exploring and deepening our Catholic faith, but we would really love to hear from bloggers of all denominations and practices.

We welcome you to share your own reflections, feasts, festivals, and celebrations as they fall within each week of December.

Please take a moment to visit the other linkers and leave a short comment to let them know you were there!

As moderators of this link up, we will reserve the right to remove any offensive or off-topic posts as we see fit, in order to maintain a positive and understanding atmosphere.

Please link back to one of the hosts to let your readers know you were participating in Little HolyDays (and you can grab our Little HolyDays button.)

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