The Latin word Gaudete means rejoice. Rejoice Sunday, as we prepare for the birth of the Christ Child in our hearts.
Reading 1IS 61:1-2A, 10-11
because the LORD has anointed me;
he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor,
to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and release to the prisoners,
to announce a year of favor from the LORD
and a day of vindication by our God.I rejoice heartily in the LORD,
in my God is the joy of my soul;
for he has clothed me with a robe of salvation
and wrapped me in a mantle of justice,
like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,
like a bride bedecked with her jewels.
As the earth brings forth its plants,
and a garden makes its growth spring up,
so will the Lord GOD make justice and praise
spring up before all the nations.
Find the explanation for the pink candle and the rose colored vestments at the above link, and why we call it Gaudete Sunday.
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