Yesterday was "Gaudete" (pronounced gow-DAY-tay) Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent. Gaudete is the first word in Latin from the introit for that liturgy. "Gaudete in Domino semper, iterum dico gaudete..." (Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice....)
For anyone familiar with an Advent Wreath (three purple candles and one pink one), it's the Sunday on which the pink candle is lighted.
The priest has the option to wear rose-colored vestments, instead of the traditional purple ones (or Sarum blue, if Anglican or Lutheran).
I grabbed my camera, took a few shots of the horizon, as well as the door to my room (I found a wreath to hang on it), and then continued on with my morning. It was decidedly too cold to be standing around outside in a terrycloth robe and flip-flops!
Gaudete in Domino semper, iterum dico gaudete!
Blessings and peace to one and all,
Fr. Tim, SJ