Sunday, November 27, 2016

First Sunday of Advent

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A sure sign that Advent is beginning! 
One of my assignments here as a volunteer at the monastic community in Switzerland is to gather pretty leaves, seed pods, flowers, etc. and to arrange them in little vases for the guest rooms. 
When I went down to the cave (French for "cellar") to look for secateurs yesterday, I got a sneak preview of the red and green centerpieces that the real flower-sister had created for the refectory (dining room) tables. 
And so last night Advent was indeed ushered in.
For my Christian friends, it is a beautiful and important time of  active waiting for Christmas.
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7 comments:

Tania said...

Beautiful decoration. I have that orange plant in my garden.
Now I need to put light on the first candle:-)

Alice said...

What pretty flowers . Dina are those flowers Chinese Lanterns ?

Dina said...

Alice, I have no idea about flowers and their names. But Chinese Lanterns would be a great name for the orange ones--that is just what they look and feel like!

William Kendall said...

Those are pretty!

Anonymous said...

Another very interesting post. Yes, I think they are Chinese lanterns, but I am not an expert on flowers either. I believe you are having a very interesting time in the monastery...a good season to be there.
Farm Gal in Virginia

Kay said...

That looks very colorful and pretty.

Gosia k said...

Decoration is interesting looks elegant