I’ve always loved the opening scene of Fiddler on the Roof, when Tevye explains the importance of tradition: “You may ask, ‘How did this tradition get started?’ I’ll tell you! I don’t know. But it’s a tradition. And because of our traditions, every one of us knows who he is and what God expects him to do.”
I especially love that last line in which he explains that tradition helps us to know who we are and what God expects of us. Indeed, traditions help to shape our identity and our purpose. At the same time, it does help to be able to explain the origins and meanings of our traditions so that we have an even clearer idea of who we are and what God expects of us! As catechists, we have the privilege and responsibility of helping those we teach to understand our Catholic traditions.
With that in mind, I’m excited to tell you about an upcoming webinar that I’ll be hosting with my special guest Amy Welborn.
The season of Advent invites us to live in joyful hope, recalling the anticipation of the Lord’s arrival, celebrating the ways Jesus comes to us in the present, and looking forward to his second coming in glory at the end of time. Join author and speaker Amy Welborn for this webinar as she walks us through the sights and sounds—and meanings—of Advent.
Advent is a wonderful season of hope, joy, and anticipation. It’s a time to look forward and backward so as to live more fully in the present. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about our Advent traditions from renowned author and speaker, Amy Welborn, whose many books include one of my personal favorites, the Loyola Kids Book of Seasons, Feasts, and Celebrations.