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Advent 2016 Facts And Dates

The traditional Advent period, which begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, began this year on Nov. 27 and will last through Christmas Eve. It is a period celebrated by Roman Catholics in preparation for the coming of Christ. The traditional celebration of Advent includes praying and fasting — not eating meat on Fridays and…

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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