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What Does the Advent Wreath Symbolize?

Why Do Catholics ...? feature from our Dec. 4 issue


| Posted 12/11/11 at 11:10 AM


“The Advent wreath represents the long time when people lived in spiritual darkness, waiting for the coming of the Messiah, the Light of the world,” according to

“Each year in Advent, people wait once again in darkness for the coming of the Lord, his historical coming in the mystery of Bethlehem, his final coming at the end of time, and his special coming in every moment of grace.”

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