Monday, December 14, 2009

Third week of Advent - REJOICE!

The 3rd week of Advent started with Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is taken from the Latin, Gaude, meaning "Rejoice".

In this week, the 3rd candle is lit - and for the first time Light overcomes darkness! While the readings for weeks 1 and 2 focus on penitence, the readings for week 3 focus on joy and God's promise of salvation.

In this 3rd week, we reflect on reasons for rejoicing in our own life, and strive to create joy for others.