Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles has asked priests to encourage families to have an Advent wreath in their homes.
“I call on our parish priests in particular to do this promotion to our families, that is, to put up Advent Wreaths and do the accompanying prayer rituals,” CBCP News quoted Valles in his circular letter.
“Let us also promote this beautiful tradition to be observed in our homes with each family,” he added.
The prelate also asked parish lay and youth leaders to help encourage the families to help start the tradition in the home.
“As we wait with joy and prepare for the celebration of Christmas, let us keep this beautiful tradition of displaying the Advent wreath in our homes to remind us of the eternity of God and of our eternal life in Christ,” he said.
The Advent wreath is a symbol of the season, with a candle lit in each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. The tradition is well observed in parish churches and chapels