Living Advent 2015 - Finding Joy in Advent
Elizabeth Foss - Please Pour Grace
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Colleen Rooney - Prayers for Finding Joy in Advent
Beth Van de Voorde - Missionaries of Charity contact information
Colleen Rooney - Pope Francis's comments about Grandparents
Marianne Murad - Bible Verses relating to Grandparents
Colleen Rooney - A Tour of Advent Saints(PowerPoint)
Printable Advent Calendar
Saint Nicholas - Dec 6
Honor St. Nicholas by baking some cookies, putting on a skit and inviting your family and friends to share in this special day.
Saint. Juan Diego - Dec 9
Solemnity of Our Lady of Guadalupe
This feast day of the Patroness of all the Americas is a favorite of Mexico. Read about this appearance of Our Lady and try baking and sharing a few Mexican treats.
Bake and cook with your children throughout the liturgical year.
Saint Lucy, Dec 13; Paradise Tree, Creches, Christmas and Epiphany
Have you heard about St. Lucy, the teen who gave her life for Christ, or participated in a Las Posadas procession in your neighborhood? Learn more about these celebrations this Advent.
Advent Wreaths, Holly Wreaths and Advent Calendars
Fun for everyone - mixing, making, and baking Advent Wreaths, later painting and decorating the wreaths.
Resources from Living Advent 2012 workshops
The workshop presenters from Living Advent 2012 have provided resources below to guide you in your preparations for Advent and Christmas.
This book is full of recipes, prayers and resources to make your Advent and Christmas preparation with children effortless and fun. Order on Amazon.com or invite Colleen to speak and purchase her book at the special price of $21.00. Contact her at
Celebrating Advent & Christmas
Living Advent 2014
Here is an excerpt of Jennifer Gregory Miller's article on Living Advent 2014: "An Evening with Fr. Leo."
In preparation for Advent, this month I attended "An Evening with Father Leo Patalinghug," a local event held at St. Veronica's Church in the diocese of Arlington, Virginia, hosted by Living Advent and Arlington Diocese Council of Catholic Women. It was an evening of delicious food, good conversation, uplifting thoughts and many laughs, but above all, Father Leo, the keynote speaker, zoomed in an essential practice that everyone should focus during Advent (and throughout the year).
To read the full aritcle, please go to catholicculture.org
Read more of Jennifer's articles on her blog, feastandferia.com
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