Praying Advent

Praying Advent – 2021
Every Day Week by Week

Advent Reflections Complete Weeks 1-4

Advent Calendar:  Daily action steps for during Advent

Week 1:  Read

Week 2:  Read

Week 3:  Read

Week 4:  Read

Care for Creation

Pope Francis’ May 24, 2015, encyclical Laudato Si’ calls on each of us to love, respect, and nurture the Earth—our sister and mother and our shared inheritance and home. As both Pope Francis and St. Francis have helped us to understand, the Earth is given by God for our sustenance and joy and entrusted to our committed care. This Advent season, we will reflect on passages from Laudato Si’. Meditating and praying on the passages can support us in taking actions inspired by Pope Francis’ words and wisdom and by the seven multiyear Laudato Si’ Action Platform goals.  (Note: For the action steps in this Advent guide, Earth, Creation, and Nature are capitalized to reflect their divinity and importance. Underlined passages in blue are internet links to additional useful information.)


Preparing for Advent read

The Two Parts of Advent read

The Three Comings of Jesus read

Advent Prayers read

Preparing Children for Advent read 

Reconciliation and Healing read

Contemplating the Annunciation  read

Praying Christmas

Desires Page read

Christmas Prayers read

A Reflection on the Manger read

Praying with the Aftermath of Christmas read