Advent - This week's prayer theme
On Sunday we lit the third candle of the Advent wreath. Where as the previous two candles have been purple for a time of repentance and fasting the third candle is pink which is the colour chosen to represent joy.
The 3rd Sunday in Advent is also called Gaudete Sunday from the Latin meaning rejoice.
Long ago, on the third Sunday of Advent the Pope would honour a citizen with a pink rose and Priests then would wear pink vestments as a reminder of this coming joy.
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