Advent

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Advent is the first liturgical season in our Church calendar year. It a time of Joyful Hope and Expectant Waiting as we prepare to welcome Jesus - into our hearts, into our homes, into our lives. The word Advent means "Coming". The four weeks of the season of Advent prepare us to celebrate the coming of Jesus at Christmas but also remind us to look forward to the time when Jesus will come again.

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Advent Music Playlist on YouTube

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Songs of Advent on Spotify

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Spirituality of Advent

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Weekly Advent reflections from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

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Daily Reflections

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Sign up to see the “Journey From Eden to Bethlehem” daily video meditations and the “Lord Teach Us To Pray” video meditations from Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen expert Allan J. Smith, as well as LIVE sessions with host Matthew-Hermann Tague, which will include Special Guests, a daily reading from “Joy to the World” by Chris Stefanick, a live Rosary and Catholic Fellowship!

Daily Advent Gospel meditations from Bishop Robert Barron 

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This Advent, discover and choose the things that draw you to the light! Get inspiring daily video reflections sent straight to your inbox—for free. Taken from Matthew Kelly’s life-changing new book, Life Is Messy, each reflection will help you infuse your life with prayer, reading, authentic love of self, genuine friendship, beautiful kindness and so much more!

And when Christmas arrives, you’ll be ready to share the light you’ve gathered along the way!

Spend a few moments each day of Advent on a Journey with St. Joseph. This special e-mail series will explore Joseph as a man of courage, love, and acceptance.

 

Sign up to receive the daily messages beginning the First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021, through Christmas. The messages will come from the Year in Our Church from Loyola Press.

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Spend Advent with
Scott Hahn and John Bergsma

Prepare yourself each week for the Liturgy of the Word by joining Scott Hahn and John Bergsma as they give weekly reflections on the Sunday Mass readings during Advent. Engage in the readings to better understand their context and deeper meaning as you build upon your own relationship with the Lord.

Advent and Christmas Reflections at My Catholic Life is a daily devotional offering reflections on the Gospel of the day in a practical, faithful and down-to-earth way.  Allow the coming of Christ to transform your heart more fully this Advent and Christmas!

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Advent resources in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality