In my family – as in many German families – it is a tradition to bake biscuits during Advent, they are called “Weihnachtsplätzchen” -Christmas cookies. I can’t remember a single Advent season without baking these sweet little nibbles. There is one recipe that is never missing: Gingerbread cake according to my grandma’s recipe. I usually
Manuela, a friend of Mary Ward, sent us a video with thoughts for the first week of advent: “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding
The sisters in Simbach, Germany, part of the CJ’s Middleeuropean Province, enjoyed the lightening of the first candle of their advent wreath and the first snowfall of this winter. They also decorated the rooms in their community with winterly flowers and handmade stars.