If you have an Advent wreath, you’ll light the first of four candles today. If you don’t have one, you can watch the priest light it just before Holy Mass.
What did Mother Teresa say about Advent? Something beautiful.
“ADVENT IS LIKE SPRINGTIME IN NATURE WHEN EVERYTHING IS RENEWED, FRESH AND HEALTHY. ADVENT REFRESHES US, MAKES US HEALTHY AND ABLE TO RECEIVE CHRIST IN WHATEVER FORM HE MAY COME TO US. AT CHRISTMAS HE COMES AS A LITTLE CHILD, SMALL, HELPLESS AND IN NEED OF HIS MOTHER AND ALL THAT A MOTHER’S LOVE CAN GIVE. HIS MOTHER’S HUMILITY ENABLED HER TO SERVE. IF WE REALLY WANT GOD TO FILL US, WE MUST EMPTY OURSELVES THROUGH HUMILITY OF ALL THE SELFISHNESS WITHIN US.”