Living Advent 2016 presents Colleen Rooney and Fran Van de Voorde with their Advent offerings. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Living Advent 2014 presented "An Evening with Fr. Leo," host and creator of Grace Before Meals TV program. You can find his books at gracebeforemeals.com
Colleen Rooney is founder of Living Advent and author of Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Children. You can purchase her book at amazon.com.
For more Advent and Christmas resources, please check the link below.
Living Advent 2016
Enjoy an explanation of the liturgical calendar, a visual tour and a demonstration of popular Advent and Christmas customs and saints which engage students and enrich the catechetical classroom. For further information contact your religious education office. Colleen will also be presenting and signing her book at Joyful Spirit Gifts, 3315 Lee Hwy., Arlington, Nov. 19 at 11am; speaking at St. Mary of Sorrows, November 30; Catholic Women of the Chapel, Fort Lee, VA, December 2; and Holy Family Parish, Dale City, December 4. To engage Colleen for a presentation in your parish, women’s group or school, contact her at
Beautiful Advent Wreath pins are available to order from Fran Van de Voorde. Many of you are familiar with Fran’s Advent pins and have asked where you can purchase them for family and friends. We are happy to offer you her exclusive line on Living Advent. You may order this Advent pin by going to
Advent & Christmas Fun and Faith with the Saints” will be presented by Colleen Rooney, coordinator of Living Advent and author of Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Children at the Diocesan Catechetical Conference, November 12, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Reston, Virginia.
Living Advent brings some of the most exciting, motivating and inspiring Catholic speakers to the Washington, DC Metro Area. These speakers encourage and uplift you, as you plan your Advent and Christmas seasonal celebrations.
Our presenters have included published authors, artists, musicians, chefs and spiritual leaders who have designed programs to inform and inspire both children and adults.
About Living Advent
Living Advent began as a day of speakers and workshops in 1997 that was hosted by a group of women who desired to share with others their love for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
It was an inspiring day which drew from the centuries-old riches of Catholic liturgy, celebrations and cultures. We went home encouraged and equipped to prepare as never before.
We continue to offer workshops, resources, and events to Christians who wish to more fully celebrate the Advent and Christmas Seasons.