November 28, 2018

Resources for the Season of Advent (Year C)

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.

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Columbans have produced Pathways: Hope for the Journey (Year C).

Each Sunday focusses on a different grace..

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Terri McKenzie SHCJ from Ecospirituality has produced Paths to Peace.

Each week includes excerpts from the Sunday readings, times of silence, awareness of divinity living and acting within us and our world, and suggestions for the week. Useful for individuals but designed for groups, the weeks’ topics include the following:
~ The meaning of Peace
~ It’s an Inside Job
~ Obstacles Were Made to be Transformed
~ Mary, Blessed and Peaceful Woman

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Creighton University's online ministries. Praying Advent for the 2019 Liturgical year.

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Ignatian, a service of Loyola Press is providing an Ignatian prayer for each week, inspired by a video from Arts & Faith: Advent.

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The Archbishop of Melbourne's Office for Evangelisation has prepared 'The Grace of Waiting' series of Reflections focussed on the Sunday Gospel.

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Catholic Health USA has produced a series of Advent Reflections, one for each week of Advent. These are available in three formats: hard copy, audio and video.

Access the Reflections

The USA Interfaith Immigration Coalition's Holy Days and Holidays committee has developed an eight part Advent and Epiphany Devotional Journey.

The series offers different reflections, stories, actions and resources for use at vigils in support of refugees and immigrants over the eight week season. 

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Pathways to God (Jesuits in Britain) has produced 'Imagining the Nativity', a series of six contemplative exercises, each with its own storyline.

Access the Exercises

Seeing Art History Video Series for Advent:

1st Sunday of Art for Advent: Edward Hicks, The Peaceable Kingdom

2nd Sunday of Art for Advent: Jan van Eyck, The Annunciation

3rd Sunday of Art for Advent: Rembrandt van Rijn, The Angel Appearing to Shepherds

4th Sunday of Advent: Fra Angelico/Fra Filippo Lippi, Adoration of the Magi

MIA-MGA and the Future We Need Group are producing a leaflet on a different theme for each week.

Week One: Rights of Nature Week Two: Consumerism Week Three: Biodiversity Week Four: Climate Change

School Sisters of Notre Dame - Advent 2018 reflections with a focus on Mary.

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Sisters of Mercy of the Americas - Each Thursday during the Season of Advent, Sisters will share weekly reflections on a common theme: Prepare the way of the Lord.

Advent Week 1: 175 Years of Mercy Preparing the Way. English; Spanish

Advent Week 2: Wildly Inordinate Mercy. English; Spanish

Advent Week 3: Don't relinquish an Opportunity. English; Spanish

Advent Week 4: Preparing the Way of the Lord - From Frances Warde to the Future. English; Spanish


Mercy Partners Australia has produced Advent Moments, reflections for this season

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Jesuits in Britain have released the Introduction and Session One of their Advent Retreat for 2018 in collaboration with Sacred Space. Named, 'Dwelling with God', the 5 sessions will look at the prologue to John's Gospel and the different ways that God draws near to us.  

We will continue to add the sessions as they are released.

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