Second Sunday of Advent
The second candle of Advent is also purple and represents faith. It is called the “Bethlehem Candle,” as a reminder of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem.
Mary and Joseph had faith during their journey to Bethlehem that the Lord called them to be earthly parents to Jesus. Their faith guided them to trust and prepare that our Savior was coming.
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
— Hebrews 11
Their faith gave them the assurance that no matter the situation the Lord was with them.
Reflection shared by Tuition Administrator Joanne Farmer
Did You Know?
The origins of Advent can be traced back to the Church in France. In the 4th Century, the Church in France used the period before Epiphany as a time of preparation for baptism. It was called “St. Martin’s Lent” for the 40 days that started on November 11, the feast of St. Martin of Tours.
Source: Catholic Apostolate Center