With the distraction of the secular preparation for Christmas: gift purchasing, present wrapping, ‘decking the halls’… (etc.) how can I find space and time to focus on the coming-to-birth of Christ? What are some ideas for Advent-focused activities with kids during these last few days? How can I foster patience and vigilance in my home leading up to December 25th? What are some tips to praying well during Advent? How should I pray during Advent? If I engage in secular Christmas hoopla, am I a bad catholic?
I can easily lose sight of the season, I actually set my alarm 3 times a day to pray during advent. –Kari
Is anyone else struggling to do it all? The pace of life and complications of the season really robs Catholics, especially parents, of the season of Advent. –Tom
With just a few days before Christmas, the Currans report on how their Advent Season is going! Kari gives ideas for celebrating the final days of Advent and Tom testifies to the challenge of keeping the focus on Christ during the season.