By Simcha Fisher November 28, 2017
Advent is short this year. This is your warning! The fourth week of Advent is a whopping one day long — just Sunday — and Christmas is the very next day.
You may not realize that the first Sunday of Advent is the first day of the Catholic liturgical year. It’s a beginning, not a culmination or a final push, or anything of the sort. So it’s a little odd to speak of whether or not we’re ready for Advent, because Advent is, itself, the preparation time. Nevertheless, it’s smart to stop and think just how we’re going to mark Advent as Catholics.