As the library building will be closed this Advent, please use this Virtual Display to lead you to activities and materials to help you to celebrate the season!
Note: Although physical items will not be available through the Benedictine Library this year, items in this guide may be available through your local public library.
Advent 2020 begins on November 29. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and therefore varies in length between 22 days and 28 days. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church. It is a time of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas. It was historically known as "little Lent," because, like Lent, it is a time of repentance, with prayer, fasting, and penance.