Thursday, December 10, 2009

Advent Wreath at the Seminary

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Shrewsbury, Missouri, USA - Advent wreath in lobby

Advent Wreath at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, in Shrewsbury, Missouri.  This large wreath is in the seminary's lobby.

Advent wreaths are originally a German custom; in that country, all four candles are typically red instead of using the Catholic Advent liturgical colors of purple and rose as seen here.

3 comments:

  1. Interesting about the different color for German. The sisters at our nearby convent always sing Stille Nacht (Silent Night) in German at Midnight Mass it is quite moving. I will have to look at their Advent Wreath more closely this year to see which they use!

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  2. I saw a photo of Pope Benedict with his own Advent wreath - it had red candles.

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  3. In Spain we use always a white candle, a red candle, a green candle and a purple candle.

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