VIDEO: The Spirituality of Advent with Bishop Barren
VIDEO: “What is Advent” by Concordia Publishing House. Concordia Publishing House is the publisher of the Lutheran Church. This video is so well done, it is worth sharing for not only its spiritual merit, but production value as well.
VIDEO: “Advent Wreath Instructional” by the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas. There are a lot of crafty YouTube videos out there, but this one is created by a Catholic diocese. It gives a nice explanation of what an Advent wreath symbolizes in its shape and color.
VIDEO: The "O Antiphons" by Newman Center at the University of Washington in Seattle. Beginning with the beautiful chant, this video clip explains the special period of time from December 17 - 23 called the O Antiphons of Advent.
USCCB "O Antiphons" of Advent
Video: "What’s Unique About Advent?" (Advent Reflections). Bishop Barron explains the radical differences between Advent and our current culture of "auto-salvation" in under 3 minutes.
USCCB DAILY REFLECTIONS
▪ Watch a video reflection
▪ Read the daily readings
▪ Listen to the daily readings podcasts
▪ Find more information on the New American Bible
10 minutes or less
Praying Advent - Creighton University’s Online Ministries.
There is a guide to praying daily through Advent (10 minutes a day) on the site along with many
other Advent resources online.
Arts and Faith Advent
Prepare for Christmas and deepen your experience of the Advent season this year with Arts & Faith:
Advent. Each week we’ll provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the
Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of hope and preparation
through the lens of sacred art.
VIDEO: “Bishop Barron on The Advent Revolution” by Word on Fire
With words like “revolution,” “crackling,” “energy,” “electricity,” and “excitement” describing the
liturgical readings for the season, it’s no wonder Bishop Robert Barron’s series is called Word on
Fire. Get inspired with his discussion on Advent with this clip.
VIDEO “Advent: More than a Chocolate Calendar” by Ascension Presents. In this video clip, Father Mike Schmitz encourages us to make room for Jesus in our lives. Ascension Presents also offers video reflections on the Sundays in Advent.
FaithNDAdvent, Notre Dame Online Ministries
A number of reflections are offered each week with to move readers to “Advent Practices”. Readers
could read a bit each day and practice something that feels worthwhile.
Advent Examen (Ignatian Spiritual Practice during Advent)
Ignatian Spirituality - Advent resources
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