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Praying Advent 2014
Every Day/Week by Week

Daily Advent Prayers:
Each week of Advent have Daily Prayers that are designed to be used by individuals or families or groups.
Read this Guide to Daily Advent Prayer.

First Week
November 30 - December 6

Second Week
December 7 - 13

Third Week
December 14 - 20

Fourth Week
December 21 - 24

Celebrating Christmas
December 25 - January 11

For Parish Bulletins:
Announcing this Resource
- Free Bulletin Inserts

When time permits only one, brief prayer a day

Site Index

Visit the Site Index frequently,
to see all the resources for Advent and Christmas, including those that are added throughout Advent.

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A rich and powerful
season of the Church year. 

We often miss Advent's power because these December weeks are full of secular Christmas parties and preparations for Christmas.  Each year, the busyness of this season serves to distract us from having an Advent season that truly prepares us for the celebration of Christmas, with all its meaning. This site offers simple ways to enter into this Advent season, week by week, in the midst of our everyday lives. 

These reflections are for adults.

They are prepared, however, to draw children in.  They are resources to help us adults with the un-named anticipation or longing in our hearts.  They allow us to enter into the experience of our darkness and therefore to give glory to God for the Light.

An Advent Day of Recollection:
Two presentations on

"Hope: A Shard of Light in Our Shadows"

John Schlegel, S.J. - Dec., 2014

Praying Advent with Pope Francis'
Exhortation, "The Joy of the Gospel."

Part I: A Joy Ever New, A Joy Which is Shared

Part II: The Delightful and Comforting Joy of Evangelizing

Part III: The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Faith

Part IV: Chapter One:
The Church's Missionary Transformation
Part One: A Church Which Goes Forth

The Spirituality of Pope Francis
A parish retreat in Audio and Video formats
with Andy Alexander, S.J. and Maureen Waldron

Advent Audios:
An Advent Parish Mission in Two Nights
Andy Alexander, SJ & Maureen McCann Waldron: Listen at your computer or download to listen on the go. A two night reflection on Advent by the Online Ministries team.

Brief Audio Reflections for Advent
Andy Alexander, SJ & Maureen McCann Waldron

Pre-Praying with Advent
Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J. & Fr. Greg Carlson, S.J.

Advent Audio Retreat
with Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J.

Advent Audio Retreat
with Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J.

Another Advent Audio Retreat
with Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J.

Advent Thoughts:
Larry Gillick, SJ: a 2 min video

Reflecting on Advent:
a video by Jim Clifton, SJ

Praying Advent Resources

Preparing For Advent:

Preparing for Advent

Beginning Advent

Why is it so difficult to enter into Advent?
Am I Too Defended for Advent?
Preparing Children for Advent

A Video of a talk by Maureen Waldron:
The Season of Waiting - Our God Who Is Waiting for us

First Advent homily by papal preacher
Fr Cantalamessa

Second Advent homily by papal preaher

Third Advent homily by papal preaher

Entering Into Advent:

Praying with Jesus in the Womb
Elizabeth Remembers
A Parent Reflects on Joseph & Mary
The Two Parts of Advent
The Three Comings of Jesus

Dinner Prayers for the First Part of Advent
Dinner Prayers for the Second Part of Advent

Doing Service in Advent
Experiencing Advent Deeply for Busy People
Desiring Patient Fidelity  
Holding Hands with God: Pondering Isaiah

Learning Perseverance in Difficult Times
Reconciliation and Healing

Praying Advent as Parents
Preparing Children for Advent
Advent While Caring for Our Parents
How Holy Can My Family Be?
A Family Christmas Guide for Newlyweds
- and Beyond

Praying with Isaiah during Advent
Holding Hands with God: pondering Isaiah

Praying for Peace with Elizabeth and Mary
Reflecting on Violence at this time of Year

Advent Prayers

Oraciones de adviento en español

Advent Emails
to send to friends and loved ones


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