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Advent Meditations

Advent & Christmastide with Pathways to God


Imagining the Nativity

You are Invited  to enter into Advent  imaginatively and prayerfully  with this series or meditations


Dwelling with God

Pray as you go’s Advent Retreat


Pray as you go  daily meditations


Advent Calendar for Adults

This Advent, join Loyola Press for a special online Advent experience. Following a traditional Advent calendar format, the experience invites you to slow down this season and discover the quiet moments of Advent hope.

Authors and bloggers Vinita Hampton Wright, Joe Paprocki, Becky Eldredge, James Martin, SJ, and others share resources to nurture your spirituality at this busy time of year.


Praying with Art for Advent


Cycle C: Advent 2018


The Jesse Tree


Prayer for Advent


Advent Weekly Video Reflections

Enjoy these video reflections to help you in your spiritual journey.


Journeying with the Magi

Popular prayer sites Sacred Space and Pray as You Go collaborate to offer this online retreat that reflects upon the Christmas story of the Magi (or Wise Men) from St. Matthew’s Gospel.

Advent Podcasts

The New England Jesuits offer meditations and reflections intersecting themes of Advent and Ignatian spirituality. The topics are: Anticipating Joy, Using the Examen During Advent, Imaginative Prayer, and Advent Gifts and Graces.

Praying Advent

Creighton University’s Online Ministries offers a selection of materials to help people prayerfully enter into Advent, from short prayers to longer reflections and audio retreats.

Advent Examen

By Laurie Marshanke
Marshanke invites seasonal reflection through the lens of the Examen.

Contemplation on the Incarnation Part One: The Trinity Looks Down from Heaven

By Daniel Ruff, SJ
The Contemplation on the Incarnation begins with imagining the Trinity looking down from heaven and responding with the Incarnation. Ruff introduces readers to this aspect of the Spiritual Exercises.

Contemplation on the Incarnation Part Two: Mary’s Human Response

By Daniel Ruff, SJ

The second part of the Contemplation on the Incarnation explores the Annunciation and Mary’s response.

Mary at Her Annunciation as a Model for Growing in the Virtue of Faith

By Gerald M. Fagin, SJ
In contemplating the Annunciation, we see Mary as a model of faith and are called to trust and openness ourselves.

Inspiration During Advent

Find articles to inspire you as you live the Advent season, from authors including Tom McGrath, Joan Wester Anderson, Jim Campbell, and Jane Knuth. Browse the articles below, or for a different inspiration each day, follow the Advent Calendar for Adults.



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