This week we lit the second candle on our advent wreath

In the Catholic liturgical calendar, the second week of Advent is a period of joyful anticipation and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Each of the four weeks leading up to Christmas represents a different theme, and the second week is often associated with peace. We focus on the biblical messages of prophets like Isaiah, who foretold the coming of the Prince of Peace.

During this week, we engage in prayer, reflection, and acts of kindness to cultivate inner peace and share it with others. The lighting of the second Advent candle, often symbolising peace, serves as a visual reminder of the spiritual journey towards the arrival of the Savior.

As we embark on this season of Advent, we are encouraged to cultivate a sense of calmness and tranquility in our hearts, aligning our lives with the message of hope and peace brought by the Christ Child.

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight the paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all people will see God’s salvation.'” – Luke 3:4-6