Sunday, December 17, 2006

Third Sunday of Advent

Nothing like an excuse for joy around Christmas, right? Well, through the waiting and pondering of Advent, the third Sunday in Advent Also known as Gaudete Sunday (The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday because in Latin, the first words of the opening antiphon for that day’s Mass are "Gaudete in Domino semper" ("Rejoice in the Lord always"). On this Sunday rose-colored vestments are permitted and the rose-colored candle is lit as a reminder that we are called to rejoice-source , the third Sunday is a reminder that for the people who have been waiting in darkness, the great light is almost here! With that in mind, and at the risk of letting a certain cat out of the bag, I decided this was too good not to share---virtual Advent cards---how cool and what a great chance to share some of this weekend's joy and wonderment with someone else today! On a somewhat related matter, as I present for you a little joy from our ark to celebrate the day!

CB and N in traditional midwestern Christmas garb.

H wondering why we're wearing hats (again!) but this time---inside!

Not sure about the lights and decorations...

But LOVING the camera...

Or at the very least, the camera lady!

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