Advent Candle Set
The practise of lighting candles, to mark the passage of Advent and prepare for the coming of Christ, is one that has been beloved by Christians for centuries; bring this traditional Catholic devotion into your home this Christmas with this beautiful candle set. The pink candle is lit on the third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday), taken from the Introit for Gaudete Sunday "Gaudete in Domino semper" ("Rejoice in the Lord always").
Like Lent, Advent is a penitential season, so the priest normally wears purple vestments, but on Gaudete Sunday, having passed the midpoint of Advent, the Church lightens the mood a little, and the priest may wear rose vestments. The change in colour provides us with encouragement to continue our spiritual preparation—especially prayer and fasting—for Christmas.
Candle: 8" x 2"