Celebrating Advent at St. Joseph’s Shelf

Nov 30, 2021 | Blog Posts

Hello Everyone!

November’s at an end, and it seems we barely scratched the surface with the month’s topic of “Suffering with Christ”.  Don’t worry, we’ve got it noted down as a topic that we need to cover more of in the future. 

To decorate for the season of Advent, starting December 1st, we’ll have an Advent wreath on our homepage. Conveniently, it poses no risk to cats, small children, and others in danger of setting themselves on fire. If you click on the wreath, you’ll also find an Advent crossword puzzle Rose and her brother designed. We hope you enjoy this fun way of testing out your knowledge of Sacred Scripture and salvation history leading up to the birth of Christ.

This December, we’re also looking forward to posting articles on a few different topics, many of them related to the interior life. We’ll be back to posting on Mondays and Fridays again, but will break for the Christmas Season after 12/17. We hope you enjoy some time with your families and have a joyful Christmas Season (which, remember, doesn’t end until the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord—January 9th in 2022—so keep your trees up!).

We will return January 7th with our first article of the new year. What do you want to see us write about in 2022? Let us know! Take a minute to tell us here. We read every one of your ideas, and your responses have informed our decisions in the past on what we write about. We love to hear from you!

A final note: The year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis comes to a close on December 8th. I cannot let it end without acknowledging the debt of gratitude we owe to our patron.  I could write at great length about Joseph, but what I have to say comes down to this: Ite ad Joseph. “Go to Joseph.”  He will not fail you.

Wishing you all a blessed Advent,

~Amber & Rose

Amber Kinloch

Amber Kinloch

Amber  writes from the bunker of her living room.  There she hunkers down with her laptop and a blanket while keeping an eye and ear tuned in to the activity of family life.  Music set on loop keeps her energy flowing as she muses on the deeper happenings of ordinary life and what food to restock the fridge with.

Rose Leigh

Rose Leigh

Rose has been drawing and writing since she could hold a pencil, creating worlds of giants, fairies, and adventurers from her imagination. She works as a graphic designer and loves discussing the good and creative aspects of literature, art, and film.


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