Free New for 2019 Resources Available Online for Advent
As we do each year, we have compiled a list of new- for- Advent free online resources for your reading, listening, viewing, praying and reflection.
We will continue to add to this list and welcome your suggestions of worthwhile additions.
Suggestions to: the Editor
2019 Advent Series: Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Week 1: The Divine Hope of Our Advent God: Mary C. Sullivan rsm. In English; in Spanish
Week 2: Leading a Peacemaking Life: Marilyn Sunderman rsm. In English; in Spanish
Week 3: Inviting Us Into the Joy of Advent: Vilma Alayo rsm. In English; in Spanish
Week 4: Making the Leap into Love: Denise Colgan rsm. In English; in Spanish
Sundays in Advent Gospel Reflections: Veronica Lawson rsm
Advent Moments: Mercy Partners
New Beginnings, Advent Retreat 2019: Pray-as-you-go
Introduction: Thursday 28 November
Session 1 (John the Baptist): Monday 2 December
Session 2 (Mary): Monday 9 December
Session 3 (Joseph): Monday 16 December
Session 4 (Jesus): Monday 23 December
Session 5 (The Wisemen): Monday 30 December
Conclusion: Thursday 2 January
Links are being added as the sessions become available
Seeing Art History Series -
First Sunday of Advent: Rembrandt van Rijn, The Annunciation
Third Sunday of Advent: Rembrandt van Rijn, The Adoration of the Shepherds
Videos for remaining weeks of Advent will be added as they become available
Advent 2019: In Praise of Light - Terri Mackenzie SHCJ, Ecospirituality Resources
This four-session resource helps participants deepen their appreciation of the awesome gifts of L/light and energy, starting from light’s beginning and continuing into this season devoted to anticipating the Light of the World. Sunday Scripture excerpts are explored as well as Scripture quotes about Light. Groups consider
~ Creation’s Light
~ the Christ Light
~ Darkness in need of L/light (Shadow sides) and
~ Light within each person and all creation
Quotes from Laudato Si’ join quotes from saints and scientists.
Pray as You Go Advent 2019: Pray as You Go
Advent Reflections: Catholic Health USA
Available in video, audio and print
Advent Reflection Guide: Awake! Wonder, Welcome: Sisters, Associates and Companions of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
This 32 page reflection guide (PDF) includes links to the readings of the day and a few questions to ponder as you pray.
Songs from a Strange Land: Australian Advent Calendar: Anglican Board of Mission
Scripture readings, quotes, photographs, poems, cartoons and songs take you from Advent to Epiphany with a particular emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christianity, the Australian landscape and Creation theology.
Lead kindly light: St Columbans Mission Society.
The resource was inspired by the hymn ‘Lead kindly light’ by John Henry Cardinal Newman who wrote it after a life seeking on-going conversion.
In this Advent resource each Sunday focuses on a different topic
Praying Advent: Creighton University
Advent Calendar for Adults: Loyola Press
Following a traditional Advent calendar format, the experience invites you to slow down this season and discover the quiet moments of Advent hope.
Advent Moments: Mercy Partners
Small Simple Ways to Open Mind, Heart and Spirit: An Online Advent Retreat from Loyola Press
Advent 2019: A Companion: Anglican Church of Canada
Sign-up for a daily email in Advent with meditations from Archbishop Melissa Skelton and spiritual directors in the diocese of New Westminster.
Each day will include a selected image, hymn, or poem that evokes the actions of Advent: waiting, longing, anticipating, expecting, and preparing. The art is a means for awakening our imaginations to renew our journey through Advent once more.
Advent Reflections: Resources for Secondary schools, an initiative of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to support The Year of the Word, The God Who Speaks.
Advent Reflections: Resources for Primary Schools, Children’s Liturgy groups and at home, an initiative of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to support The Year of the Word, The God Who Speaks.
CAFOD has produced a downloadable Advent calendar and resources for young people and also an Advent calendar for children.
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust has produced a powerpoint (including audio) 'Voices of Advent' which challenges young leaders to reflect on four characters from the Christmas Story and how they can inspire us to reach out to others this Advent.
To receive the powerpoint you need to sign up here