Advent Week 3: Joy

As we enter into this third week of Advent, we light the rose-colored candle on our Advent wreaths, representing joy. This is Gaudete Sunday, friends, which refers to the first word of the Entrance Antiphon, “Rejoice.” As Christmas draws nearer, the Church emphasizes the joy that our hearts should experience in the birth of our Savior and what that truly means for us. To cultivate this theme of joy, Little With Great Love contributor Alyssa Sanchez shares her reflection and Scripture. 

Our Advent ebook “Accompanying the Holy Family” takes us through different themes that correspond to each week of Advent. Get your FREE Advent eBook pack here

This is found on pages 9-12 in our “Accompanying the Holy Family” eBook. You can read more about Alyssa and our other contributors in the introduction of the book.

Listen to the Week 2 song selections on our Advent + Christmas Playlist, Joy to the World by Pentatonix and Dancing on the Moon by Isla Vista Worship here:

Further Resources:

Read more practical ways to bring joy into your life and home:

Read stories with of saints who bring us joy:

May you rejoice in the coming Savior this week!

About Author

Alyssa is a 23-year-old master’s student studying communications. She lives at home in sunny Florida, enjoys watching movies and binging tv shows, hoping to one day produce films of her own in which to act. Creatively she enjoys writing in any medium, fashion, doing makeup and dressing up in costumes. She loves to travel by plane, train, car and especially cruises, and hopes to see the world. Caring, kind and loving, she tends to see the good in all people. Alyssa’s calling is to make people smile through her creativity, sharing God’s message of love through how she lives. Her motto is to live every day with a spirit of gratitude.

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