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Where does Christ fit in your Christmas?
The coming of Christ has a tendency to sneak up on us. We get caught in the whirlwind of activities, Events, gatherings, decorations, baking, entertaining and so much more. In and of themselves, these can be wonderful aspects of the advent season as we grow in love and community with those around us.
A daily reader of simple and direct Advent reflections.
Anselm Grun shows the reader how to approach the festive season consciously, making it a blessed time for ourselves and our families.
He draws on his experience as a spiritual director to offer practices for personal devotion or for family prayer for each day of Advent. Also included are sp...
For many Christians, Advent and Christmas have simply become just another time of year, albeit more frenetic. It is for them that Mark Villano has written Time to Get Ready. He opens up the Scriptures, themes, and liturgical traditions of these holy seasons to better appreciate their meaning. He reveals the lifechanging mystery of Christ, the in...
For Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, this new devotional combines the words of the Psalms, meditations from the Church Fathers and a prayer as a guide for the reader through the various twists and turns on the journey to our Lord's Nativity.
These beloved words from Scripture mirror our own thoughts and emotions—hope and expectation, suffering an...
Open a window each day of Advent onto the natural world. Here are twenty-five fresh images of the foundational truth that lies beneath and within the Christ story. In twenty-five portraits depicting how wild animals of North America ingeniously adapt when darkness and cold descend, we see and hear as if for the first time the ancient wisdom of A...
Prepare for and celebrate Christ’s coming with brief daily meditations for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Scripture, personal reflection, a question to think about or act to consider, and a short prayer to Mary are sure to touch your heart and lead you to a deeper relationship with Jesus and his mother, Mary.
The days of Advent have the power to transform us, if we can be open to the graces of the season. In Lights for a Waiting World, readers watch and wait for Christ's coming with the saints, whose lives embodied so many of the Advent virtues. Included in this book are reflections and prayers inspired by the words of Scripture read during the Mass ...
This collection of daily and weekly readings goes through the liturgical seasons of winter — including Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. New voices such as Amit Majmudar and Scott Cairns are paired with well-loved classics by Dickens, Andersen, and Eliot.
Br. Victor-Antoine D'Avila-Latourrette
Full of wonder and joyful anticipation, the Christmas season is the perfect time for Christians to take a break from their busy schedules and ponder the wonderful works of God—in the depths of their heart.
Based on the ancient Christian tradition of meditating throughout the 40 days before and after Chri...
Prepare your heart and home for a meaningful Christmas - Create new family traditions for Advent!
This guide provides easy-to-use devotionals with Scripture, music, food, and fun family activities to prepare your heart and home - and reach out to others - in celebration of Christ's coming.
"This book includes activities that will facilitate le...
Feeling stressed and scattered? Put away the smartphone and tablets and pull out the Advent Color and Sound set for an imaginative pathway to stillness and beauty. For anyone looking for relief from the stress of the season, The Advent Color and Sound set brings you traditional Christmas carols that have been sung down through the ages and a col...
Joy to the World: Advent Activities for Your Family
Kathleen M. Basi
Here's a treasure trove of exciting ideas that will enable your family to focus anew on preparing for the holy time of Advent and Christmas! With a fresh, lively set of suggestions that will attract young and old alike, Joy to the World will help lay the foundation for lo...