**By keeping Advent we can pace ourselves, grow in faith, and build momentum to a spiritual and emotional apex by December 25.**
So true. The Christmas season is from Devember 25th through the Epiphany. Our Christmas tree never came down before the Wise Men arrived to adore the newborn King, Jesus Christ. (And that’s when the children could put the Wise Men figures into our Nativity scene!)
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**we are just approaching its glorious joy and beginning our celebration. Once again, Catholic tradition provides the antidote for what ails us in the secular world.**
We do the same here except for the Wise Men being in our Nativity scene (they’re there from the time we display the Nativity). We have an outdoor and indoor Nativity scene and only the Baby Jesus isn’t there until after Midnight on Christmas Eve.
One of the most beautiful and peaceful times for us is during dinner when we light a candle of our Advent Wreath.