Catholic Life

Making wreaths

We love this activity every year.

The Advent wreath, or Advent crown, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church.  Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the lighting of a candle can be accompanied by a Bible reading, devotional time and prayers.

The candles on the Advent wreath symbolize hope, love, joy and peace