In the Latin Catholic Church, the liturgical calendar begins on the first Sunday of Advent, which means we begin each year with our preparations for the birth of the baby Jesus! Seems very fitting. Advent is traditionally a time of prayer and fasting (it was sometimes called the “little Lent”) during which we prepare our hearts and our homes for the coming of Christ at Christmastime. It’s become more and more countercultural over the past few decades, but in our family we make a point of celebrating Advent during Advent, and Christmas during Christmas, rather than celebrating Christmas during Advent and nothing at all during Christmas. (CAY Compendium)

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Greetings From the Hospital

Greetings From the Hospital

Very long story short, two year old George has been hospitalized with bacterial meningitis since November 7th. We started at Urgent Care, were sent to the ER, admitted to Intensive Care, and then to a regular hospital room. He was a really, really sick little guy....