Helps for a Holy Advent

During Advent we prepare ourselves for the birth of Jesus at Christmas and His spiritual birth into our own hearts. Here are some online resources that can help you:

Online Advent Resources This is a virtual calendar that can help you fully enter in to the season with daily activity and prayer suggestions to prepare you spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ. Join Matthew Kelly and other leading Catholic speakers for a daily reflection called Rediscover Mercy.  You’ll receive daily inspirational emails with short videos, encouragement, and coaching for Advent.  Save this one in your browser and visit it daily for readings, reflections and an Advent action. There are also links and videos to history lessons and messages of hope. Advent reflections from Bishop Robert Baron. More than 275,000 people have signed up to receive his e-mail. They are deep yet thoughtful and give you an “action item” each day. No Santa or snowmen here. These apps are about the serious business of preparing for the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. : a printable calendar featuring 30 ways to a stress-free Advent  Loyola Press offers Advent activities for children, with ideas for family time. Click for daily reflections. Each page includes a reference to each reading, as well as a link to the text of the readings. Ignatian contemplation and reflective prayer encourage us in the season of Advent.