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"Advent is a time of preparation. It is a time to look inward. It is a time to get ready and to see how ready we really are. " — Bishop Anthony B. Taylor
The word "advent" originated from the Latin "adventus," which means coming. The season of Advent, therefore, is the preparation for the coming of Jesus, first through the incarnation and ultimately, his coming again in glory at the end of time. | lea en español
The liturgical color of Advent is purple, except on the Third Sunday of Advent, called Gaudete Sunday, when rose vestments may be worn. "Gaudete" is Latin for "rejoice," which is the first word of the entrance antiphon. The color rose signifies anticipatory joy that the waiting is half over and Christmas is near. | Go to Christmas Season.