Preparing for Advent

advent1Advent is a season of spiritual reflection and growth. To help you better prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth we have created a list of some of the events and resources available.

The Jesuit Collaborative is running an Advent Meditation series in Boston, New York and Washington, DC. Each evening starts at 6:30 with a guided, one-hour meditation and will be followed by a reception to celebrate the season.

  • Boston (Dec. 3) An Ignatian Advent Meditation with Fr. William Barry, SJ
  • Manhatthan (Dec. 9) The Ignatian Schola Christmas Concert
  • Staten Island (Dec. 10) An Ignatian Advent Meditation with Fr. Edward Quinnan, Sj, and Sr. Anita Gramer, CSJB
  • Washington, DC (Dec. 12) An Ignatian Advent Meditation with Fr. Charles Currie, SJ

Click here to learn more.

Massachusetts: St. Ignatius parish in Chestnut Hill, Mass., with be having Taizé prayer on Monday evenings (Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23). Click here to learn more.

New York: The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City has a listing of events going on during the Advent/Christmas season including:

  • Lessons and Carols (Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Advent Reconciliation (Dec. 16 at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Christmas Eve Family Mass with Christmas Pageant (Dec. 24 at 4:00 p.m. with musical prelude at 3:30 p.m.)

Click here to learn more.

Online Resources: The New England Province has produced an Advent podcast series that can be listened to here.

The National Jesuit Conference has gathered a listing of various online resources. Click here to view them. 

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