Monday, November 30, 2015

The First Day of Advent

Advent begins, and with it a new Advent tree of artistic baubles to celebrate the season.

"Twas in the moon of wintertime, When all the birds had fled..."
The Huron Carol

I began Advent early, three nights ago at the beautiful "First Light" events at Sainte Marie Among the Hurons in Midland, Ontario. It was here, in about 1642,  that Father Jean de Brebeuf wrote the famous Huron Carol, which is remembered in musical performances at First Light. The annual celebration of our shared history in Canada is a moving experience and has inspired this year's Advent collection.