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Prepare for Advent

Advent Reflections - three options for you!

"The coming of God’s Son to earth was an event of such magnitude that God willed to prepare for it for over centuries.”  -Catechism of the Catholic Church, #522

How much time do we spend preparing for very important events in our lives? A wedding? The arrival of a child or grandchild? A large purchase like a house or car? Even retirement?

No matter the answer, it does not even come close to spending hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of years preparing for the arrival of Christ. This begs the question: how do we prepare to celebrate Christ’s coming each year?

Luckily, the Church provides a way to help us prepare - Advent. In fact, preparing for the celebration of Christ’s coming is so important, each and every new Church year begins with Advent! 

Paradisus Dei (That Man is You) invites you to take time each week to prepare to celebrate Christ’s coming in a special way - through short, weekly video reflections offered by Steve Bollman. Reflections will provide insight into how a member of the Holy Family prepared for Jesus' coming, and how we can model that preparation in our own lives and families.

Matthew Kelly and Dynamic Catholic invite you to prepare for the Lord!  Beginning the first Sunday of Advent (November 27) and continuing every day until December 26, you’ll receive short inspirational videos, practical tips, or free Christmas music that will help you slow down during the busy Christmas season to focus on what’s really important in life.Don’t miss the opportunity to make this your best Advent (and Christmas) ever. Sign up today! It’s simple, and the only cost is your commitment to live better each day during Advent.Logo

Bishop Robert Barron invites you to share in daily Advent reflections are now read by over 275,000 people each day. When you sign up, you can choose to receive the reflections in English or Spanish. Bishop Barron will then send you a new reflection each day during Advent.  You'll also receive exclusive videos, special discounts, and a chance to win free DVDs, CDs, books, and more.