Usually sung or recited for evening or night prayer, but great anytime.
The focus here is on preparing for Jesus’ birth. The word advent originated from the Latin “venio” meaning to come. This season starts four Sundays prior to Christmas day. Advent is also considered the start of the liturgical year.
Mary’s journey to Bethlehem with Jesus protected in her womb began with her own immaculate conception in her mother’s womb. Joseph, her most chaste spouse is a pilgrim with her and united to her. They are destined for the Light to dawn on the whole of creation in Bethlehem.