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Sunday, December 21, 2014

4th Sunday Of Advent

advent wreath card

the 4th candle, the pink one "the Candle of Joy", is lit on the 4th Sunday of advent with the the other three. It is the Angel's candle. As we light this candle, We are remindedof the heavenly hots that proclaimed Christ's arrival with 
"behold, I bring unto you good tiding of great joy!"
The Angel candle is also purple, reminding us that it was a King's birth the angels were announcing.

The angel Gabriel said to Mary, 
"Do not fear, Mary, you shall conceive and bear a son and give him the name Jesus. 
Great will be his dignity and he will be called Son of the Most High..." 
Lk. 1 Fourth Sunday of Advent

for more readings go to this webpage called :"Arts and Faith advent", where you can combine Art and Holiness...
Here it is The 4th and last video.
amid the flurry of Christmas preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. - See more at: http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/advent/#sthash.8CkAKDXQ.dpuf

{The following video is a commentary about a work of Art inspired by the Sunday scriptures of advent, it is a look  at this "season of preparation" through the lens of Sacred Art}


Artist: Anton Raphael Mengs (German)
Painting: "The Dreams of St. Joseph", 1773

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  1. Hi Bibiana, this is another beautiful Advent card, simply beautiful! We are just going to leave to visit family today, but I will return later to watch the video, hugs Carole Z xx

  2. Love all the traditions I am learning on blogs this season . Lovely card and lovely thoughts........Lis MERRY CHRISTMAS

  3. beautifully created, love the added background texture and design. Merry Christmas to you!

  4. Superbe carte, bravo. Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année. Bises.

  5. très jolie carte, bien adaptée aux événements, bravo ! Joyeux Noël et bonnes fêtes de fin d'année !

  6. Beautiful. Thanks again for such wonderful
    Gift and card xxx

  7. Bibiana, just popped by to wish you a huge Merry Christmas, and say thanks for your recent visit & nice words on the grand dogs. These guys/girls are indeed very fortunate to have our daughter to love them, as they are cared for & loved, more than some children we know. She's definitely an animal lover (her Dad is, but can't say I am! Don't want to see them mistreated and if you have them, in my opinion you have a deep responsibility of care & affection for them as well.) Just saw the nice compliment Irish Cherokee gave you as well as the beautiful card he shared from you. I'm so happy he provided the link to your wonderful blog where I can enjoy such gorgeous work. I'm loving the card you shared today, with the magnificent candles. Enjoyed reading the Christmas story yet again. What a miracle & blessed gift we were given,yes? Hard to believe there are folks who celebrate the holiday, but yet not the true meaning. Enjoy your blog sabbatical, and Merry Christmas. Hope that 2015 will be all that you wish it to be, TFS & Hugs too.

    1. Hey Mary: thanks for giving more info on your daughters dogs, I thought they were yours!!! always enjoy reading your lovely and long comments! thanks for taking the time!

  8. Thanks sooo very much for always explaining everything here for us, so we get to know the meaning behind many things too. It´s always sooo interesting to come here and see what you share but not least to hear the little story behind it too. I just love that.And still love your beautiful card here. Hope you have time to enjoy this special time right now with your lovely family too.

  9. Une très jolie carte de l'Avent ! Je te souhaite un Joyeux Noël et une bonne fin d'année Bibiana ! Bisous


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