Monday, December 3, 2012

First Sunday of Advent 2012

We had a lovely First Sunday of Advent 2012, and you can see our brand new nativity Advent wreath above. Like every Advent wreath that I've ever owned, the candles tip a bit in the cups, however, they still seem secure in this one, so I'll take it. I know that there is a trick you can do to mold the wax at the bottom of the candles so that they fit into the cups easier, but I would have to do some actual research to uncover that. :) In the background, you can also see our wooden Advent calendar. I'll need to replace this one eventually, it's getting pretty beat up, but for now it still works.

I dug up an Advent wreath blessing prayer on my Kindle edition of the Magnificat Advent Companion and Henry and I blessed the wreath, and lit the first candle. Henry wasn't the best participant, but he's caught some early winter bug and was looking peaked all weekend. He's home from school today and looked just pathetic this morning, poor babe.

At any rate, I'm very happy on this second day of Advent, and am looking forward to further prayer and study. I've heard that the pope's new book on the infancy narrative is a good Advent read. Has anybody picked this up yet?


  1. I always take a narrow strip of the cellophane that each candle was wrapped in and wind it around the base of the candle (not under the candle, only around the sides, and no higher than the cup will cover). It fills in the extra space in the cup. Plastic wrap works too.

  2. I was going to suggest the plastic wrap, too! That's a great Advent wreath--ours is out at the library and I know many classrooms have them, too.

    I hope Henry is feeling better!

  3. I picked up the Pope's new book because I also heard it was a good Advent read. I'm not to far into it yet, but I'm enjoying it and finding it easy to understand.


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