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Praying Advent and Celebrating Christmas
Check back frequently, to see pages that are added throughout both Seasons.


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

Advent Videos:
An Advent Reflection
Jim Clifton, S.J.

(47 min. video on Advent)

Entering Into Advent:
An Advent Mission in Two Nights

Praying with Jesus in the Womb

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

Praying with Isaiah during Advent

Reflecting on Violence at this time of Year

Advent While Caring for Our Parents

Advent Prayers

Oraciones de adviento en español

Advent Emails - to send to friends and loved ones

For Parish Bulletins:
Announcing this Resource
- Free Bulletin Inserts

Daily Advent Prayers:

First Week of Advent

Second Week of Advent

Third Week of Advent

Fourth Week of Advent

Guide to Daily Advent Prayer

When time permits only one, brief prayer a day

Praying with Imagination in Advent:
Using our Imaginations for Ignatian Contemplations for the Second Part of Advent

The Annunciation

Contemplating with Joseph

Elizabeth Remembers

Contemplating the Visitation with Zechariah

Praying for Peace with Elizabeth and Mary

Advent Audios:
An Advent Parish Mission in Two Nights
Andy Alexander, SJ & Maureen M Waldron

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

2011: Pre-Praying with Advent
Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J. & Fr. Greg Carlson, S.J.

(40 min. audio presentation on Advent)

2006 Advent Audio Retreat
with Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J.:

2005 Advent Audio Retreat
with Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J.:

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Christmas Resources:

A Family Christmas Guide for Newlyweds - and Beyond

Celebrating Christmas:
   Christmas Day
       The Christmas Proclamation

Pope Benedict's Christmas Homily

Christmas Week

Second Week of Christmas

The Annual Epiphany Proclamation:
The ancient ritual announcing
the upcoming Liturgical Year

Third Week of Christmas

Christmas Desires Page

Christmas Prayers

A Reflection on the Manger

Celebrating Christmas Alone

Letting Christmas Become a Season

How Holy Can My Family Be?

Praying with the Aftermath of Christmas

Jim Clifton, SJ Reflects on Advent
Where do we find the reality of our lives in Advent? 



Advent Novena with Our Lady of the New Advent

Advent Meditations by Fr. McNichols, S.J.

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