Embracing Advent ft. Emily Schaefer


It’s almost Advent! What is the meaning of the season? Are you allowed to put up your Christmas tree pre-Christmas? What is the best version of O Come O Come Emmanuel?! All of these and more will be answered during our special advent season featuring youth minister Emily Schaefer. Emily talks about what a Pixar movie has to do with Advent, why she’s responsible for my marriage (it’s true!) and what gives Advent a different spirit than Lent. Enjoy!

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Topics discussed:

  • How Emily and Claire met 
  • How Emily found her way back to the Catholic faith
  • What the meaning of the Advent season is
  • What makes Advent different from Lent
  • Whether you're allowed to celebrate Christmas during Advent
  • Our favorite Christmas movies and songs

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