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What “Advent” means and how to prepare for Christmas

The Church’s liturgical year begins with Advent, and every end of the Calendar year – weeks before Christmas we notice changes. The priest puts on different colors and the entire altar is graced with a whole new air. But very few know what this word actually means. “Adventus”: A Latin word from

Catholic Catechism: Why the Church Uses Incense at Mass

Its spiritual purpose is rich in meaning, and incense has been used in divine worship for thousands of years. The Catechism reminds us that prayer involves much more than our soul, Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays (CCC 2562). For this reason the Churchs' public

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