Today begins the Advent season for the Celtic Rite Old Catholic Church (CROCC). It is, quite simply, what we make of it.
As Celtic Carmelites, the Advent season is a holy time to contemplate the many events leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ. In the coming days, I hope to comment on the holy angel delivering Mary the message of her role as mother of the Savior. We can consider Joseph's reaction and obedience. Surely the dusty trip to Bethlehem and disappointment in not finding suitable lodging can take a great deal of contemplation.