Sunday, December 2nd marks the start of the Advent season! Advent is a time when we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. It is meant to be a time of reflection and a time set aside to renew our connection to Christ. This year, I plan on following along with the #AdventWord Global Advent Calendar as created by the Virginia Theological Seminary! Each day, there is a meditation emailed out around a specific word, and people have the opportunity to sign up and write daily reflections which can then be shared via social media platforms. When I was younger, we collected coins in a little Advent box but since graduating high school, I’ve been a little unsure of exactly how to “celebrate” the Advent season. By focusing on a specific word to meditate around and reflect upon each day, I can better center myself during this prayer season which I’m looking forward to. Please feel free to accept the invitation to join this global Advent calendar!

Maria, NYU’20