The Christmas Season

January 30, 2013
The Christmas Season
 
It's now almost February and the Church calendar is propelling us toward Lent. But before we leave Winter all together I would like to recount highlights of Advent and Christmas 2012 at Redwoods Monastery.

Every Advent at Redwoods is begun with the making of the Advent wreath. The sisters gather at Vespers of the first Sunday of Advent with greens collected from the surrounding forests. We lay our green on the wreath with an intention for this Advent time - an intention that will help us prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ.

This past year, Sr Kathy gave the following chapter talks to help prepare us for the Coming of the Lord.

First Sunday of Advent. 
Second Sunday of Advent:
Third Sunday of Advent:

Christmas Eve in the monastery is marked by the placing of creche figures. Each community member makes their own figure from clay and bits of cloth and other decorations. This Creche is up for the entire Christmas Season and sits just in front of the altar. It is a tangible reminder of the Humility of God who become flesh for our sake.

January 30, 2013 Back to Daily Lectio
Latest Blog

Unknown

...

The Gift of Selfless Service

The Gift of Selfless Service

October 17, 2021

We want ‘glory’ but there is a cost.  ...

Daily Lectio

Daily Lectio

April 26, 2020

Click "Read More" to connect to the latest from Sr. Ger...

Monastery Lentils

June 02, 2019

A popular Guest House recipe that is vegan, easy to mak...

Summer Interns Share Their Experience

Summer Interns Share Their Experience

September 19, 2021

The Fall Newsletter recaps yet another summer of naviga...

Sign Up For Our Email List

I'm Also Interested In:

Thank you for your love and support!

The Sisters of Redwoods Monastery