Celebrations come one after another during the Advent season. Many Hispanic families and parish communities live this time of preparation for the birth of Jesus with different traditions, always united in faith.
With Advent sometimes called “a little Lent,” Catholic experts said there are important similarities and differences between the two liturgical seasons, both which lead up to major feast days. Advent, they agreed, is primarily a season of preparation.
Baking Christmas cookies is a reminder of what it means to be a Christian: to live always with a sense of longing, of that joyful expectation tinged with sorrow that comes from knowing that the greatest desire of our heart will never be fulfilled in this earthly life.