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RV Trips: An Advent for all

So, what is Advent anyway, and why would you or I want to celebrate it?

The Latin “advenīre” means “to come to,” and long ago the early Christians adopted the first weeks of December to acknowledge the season in which they prepared to celebrate the Nativity, or birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas.

In my family of origin, we celebrated Advent in the traditional and prescribed Catholic manner, with an Advent wreath on our dinner table and additional prayers before each meal.

Each Sunday of Advent we would light one more candle, so during the first week we lit one candle, the second week we lit two,...