Second Week of Advent: Love

Opening Prayer

Heavenly Father, open my heart to receive your love.
You pour out your graces in abundance,
offering strength to the weary, solace to the sorrowful,
forgiveness to the repentant, and light to the fearful.
As I receive these gifts of love from you,
help me not to hoard them, but to share them.
May I become an icon of your love
for everyone I encounter today.
Grant my prayer through Jesus Christ, your Son and my Beloved. Amen.

Video Reflection for the Family

Nativity 3D Coloring Book

During Advent and Christmas, many Christian families display a Nativity set or crèche. Download the 3D Nativity Coloring Kit and follow along here each week to build the nativity with your children.



Antiphon Reflections For Adults

O Clavis David Anthony Pagliarini

O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at your will the gate of heaven: come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom.


Advent Travels

3rd Annual International Crèche Display and Pilgrimage: The Friendly Beasts Imagining The Animals At Christ's Nativity

A few years ago, The International Crèche Collection was on loan from the Marian Library, International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio, and is on display at the Eck Visitors Center, the Morris Inn, the Coleman-Morse Center, Geddes Hall, and the Main Building



We made a Spotify playlist of gorgeous seasonal music to fill your soul with the reverence of the season.

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Advent Baking

BEST German Christmas Stollen (Christstollen)

German Stollen have been around for nearly 700 years and are prized throughout the world as one of the most famous and beloved of all Christmas pastries. Your search for the BEST authentic German Stollen recipe has ended: Flaky, moist, aromatic and divinely flavorful, these homemade German Christmas Stollen are INCREDIBLE!

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