Advent marks the beginning of the Church's liturgical year. The word Advent is derived from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to", and includes the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. Advent is a time for us to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ Jesus, and the Advent calendar below will help you prepare you spiritually with daily readings and reflections. Click on a door to browse to the reading and reflection of the day.