Liturgical Seasons 
Season of Advent

Making Advent Meaningful

Advent Customs, Traditions, Devotions

  1. Advent Wreath & Candles

            History - https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-history-of-the-advent-wreath.html

            Tradition - https://www.catholiccompany.com/magazine/the-advent-wreath-tradition-meaning-5924#

            Where to find Candles - https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Advent-Candle-Set-U-S/dp/B001B7MLRG


  1. Jesse Tree

            Explanation & How to use in Advent – https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/

            Family Activity – Instructions - https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=545


  1. St. Andrew Novena – Christmas Anticipation Prayer - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/christmas-anticipation-prayer-343


  1. Kris Kringles – Secret Santas - https://www.elfster.com/content/kris-kringle/#:~:text=Did%20you%20know%20that%20%E2%80%9CSecret,same%20way%20around%20the%20world.


  1. Feast of St. Nicholas - https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=964


  1. Other Saints & Feast Days of Advent

            Top Ten Saints for Advent –

            Advent Saints – December Feasts to Celebrate with Kids - https://www.catholicicing.com/advent-saints-feasts-days-to-celebrate-during-advent-with-catholic-kids/

            Saints of Advent - https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/advent/saints-of-advent


  1. O Antiphons - https://www.catholicicing.com/what-are-the-o-antiphons-learning-about-a-catholic-advent-tradition/


  1. Good Deed Manger for Jesus - https://www.catholicicing.com/good-deeds-and-sacrifices-for-baby-jesus-make-an-empty-manger/


  1. Picture Book Advent Calendar - https://blog.allaboutlearningpress.com/book-advent-calendar/


Advent Books, Devotionals & Music

Advent Books & Devotionals for Mom & Dad

            Come Lord Jesus: Meditations on the Art of Waiting – Mother,                                         Mary Francis

               Donkey Bells – Catherine Doherty

               Waiting for Christ: Meditations for Advent & Christmas – John                                     Henry Newman

               Advent Meditations with Fulton Sheen – Liguori Publications

               Advent for Busy Catholics – Liguori Publications

               The Joy of Advent: Daily Reflections from Pope Francis

               Advent & Christmas Wisdom from Pope John Paul II


Advent Music

            Advent at Ephesus – Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

               Messiah – Handel

               Gregorian Chant for Advent & Christmas – Gregorian Chant                               Schola, St. Meinrad Archabbey

               Gentle Night – St. Louis Jesuits

               Alpha & Omega – Music for Advent & Christmas – Choirs of St.                                Catharine’s College

               Night of Silence – Marty Haugen

               Medieval and Renaissance Music for Advent

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