Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.
The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christís second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lordís birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).
St Anthony Relic to Visit Our Lady of Pompeii - On behalf of Father Mario Conte, OFM, from the Pontifical Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Italy, we wish to thank Our Lady of Pompeii for hosting a mass in honor of our beloved saint during the 750th Anniversary of the discovery of his holy relics by Saint Bonaventure on Dec 11th at 6:30PM
Novelist Adriana Trigiani takes her readers on tour
April 3, 2012 7:30 AM
Best-selling novelist Adriana Trigiani offers tours and travel packages for her readers -- anywhere her characters have gone, her readers can, too. "CBS This Morning" contributor Lee Woodruff reports.