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Advent in the universal Church
Catholics throughout the world are prayerfully awaiting the coming of Christ this month. One of the most enduring symbols is the Advent wreath, but there are many ways that the faithful within the universal Church mark the season of joyful anticipation.
To capture those symbols, OSV Newsweekly asked two photographers — Karen Callaway in Chicago and Tom Tracy, who lives in South Florida and frequently visits St. Louis — to contribute photos of Advent celebrations of groups in their communities.