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Not Your Typical Church Lady: Joy and Love

On the third Sunday of Advent, we light the rose colored (pink) candle on the Advent wreath. This is the Joy Candle and rose is the liturgical color of joy. It reminds us that the time of preparation and waiting will soon be over and be replaced with a time of joy and celebration. In the Catholic Church, some priests will choose to wear rose colored robes on the third Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete Sunday.

“And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold...


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