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Advent Observances at the Monastery: Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath, which by its nature is circular in form, reminds us that God’s love is endless, having no beginning or end. The greenery is again a sign of hope, renewal and new life, especially at a time of year when everything seems to be dead and decaying. The four candles, a new one lit each week, marking the four Sundays of Advent, are a visible reminders that as the darkness of the world (literally) descends upon us, that darkness cannot overcome the light which Christ brought into the world through His incarnation.

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