Liturgical Year – Advent

St Barbara’s Tower

For several years now we have enjoyed observing the Feast of St Barbara with a chocolate tower and red and white lollies.  A custom from the Italian village of Zolli in the Avelino Province of Italy.  St Barbara was imprisoned in a tower and the lollies remind us of her purity and martyrdom. This year Carpenter […] Read more…

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Today heralds the beginning of a new Church Year, ushered in by the First Sunday of Advent.  Advent is a time of Expectation, a time to Prepare for the Birth of Christ. As with any major event, a little bit of organisation aids tremendously in success.  Inspired by Gae’s Advent/Christmas Bumper Ideas Edition and Jenn’s Prepare Now posts, […] Read more…

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