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Advent in Retrograde…

Advent is the beginning of the Church's liturgical calendar. I never knew that growing up. I always thought that Christmas happened at the end of the year, a way to go out with a bang when really, it's meant to be the beginning. It's a season of preparing ourselves for what is to come in the year ahead of us. It's the darkest point of the year (at least for the northern hemisphere) and each Sunday we light a new candle to signify the Light of God coming to us, illuminating the shadows. I've been meditating on this concept a lot recently, how that in the midst of the darkness of our world, God came as a tiny drop of…