Advent – Four Weeks to Prepare for Christmas.
In the 1950s Liturgical renewal began in the West. Groups of developmentally disabled children and adults were being instructed for the Sacraments by Sister Miriam O’Gara and her assistants like Sister Josephine Crowley and family members – they raised money for programs by making and selling wreaths, candles and candleholders. They helped establish this lovely Advent custom in California. Picture of Sister Josephine Crowley and Holy Innocents Wreate Project, C. 1969