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Advent means arrival or coming. During this sacred season, we actively recall the arrival of Jesus as the Word made flesh, and we joyfully await his final return at the end of the age. But as we remem ...
It is not possible to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ, the very Son of God, in a single day. The church gives us a season—from Christmas Eve to the feast of the Baptism of the Lord—to reflec ...
Christmas Commotion, Advent Grace
Susan H. Swetnam
The lament swells every December, as perennial as the jingle of Salvation Army bells: the season of Advent is lost in the secular trappings of Christmas preparation. For those aspiring to a reverent A ...
A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives of Jesus
Stephen J. Binz
Advent is the season in which we reread and relive the experience of ancient Israel as it longed for the coming of the Messiah. It is also a time to reflect on the infancy narratives of Jesus which ha ...
Reflections on Finding God in Daily Life
E. Jane Rutter
Move your prayer life to a deeper level with these faith-filled, inspiring reflections. In Seasons of the Spirit, Jane Rutter guides you gently through the rhythms of the church's liturgical seasons i ...
The Advent of Salvation in the Gospel of Luke
Darrin W. Snyder Belousek
In Good News Darrin Snyder Belousek explores the meaning of salvation in the Gospel of Luke. Through biblical reflections on the stories and songs of Luke's telling of the coming of Jesus the Messiah, ...
Spiritual Reflections for Advent and Christmas
Anselm Grün, OSB
Allow the mystery of Advent and Christmas to touch and transform you. In A Time of Fulfillment: Spiritual Reflections for Advent and Christmas, Anselm Grün brings fresh meaning to the traditional text ...
Advent, Christmas, Epiphany (vol. 1)
Adrien Nocent, OSBIntroduced, Emended, and Annotated by Paul Turner
When Adrien Nocent's The Liturgical Year was published in the 1970s, it was the very first comprehensive commentary on the three-year lectionary in relation to the Sacramentary/Missal as these were re ...
Joseph F. Kelly
In his previous book The Origins of Christmas, Joseph F. Kelly answers common questions about the development of Christmas rituals and legends, and explores the history of the holiday. In this book Ke ...
Discovering Advent in the Old Testament
Christoph Dohmen; Linda M. Maloney, Translator
What is the significance of Jesus' genealogy in the Gospel of Matthew? Why do we put and ox and ass at our créches? Why did angels appear to the shepherds? In No Trace of Christmas? Christoph Dohmen e ...
Robert D. Eimer and Sarah A. O'Malley, OSB
In 1994 Pope John Paul II called for Christians to prepare for the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus. In 1997-99, the Church entered into an immediate period of preparationa three- year Advent ...
Carols from Central and Eastern Europe II
Schola Cantorum of St. Peters-in-the-Loop Church, Chicago; J. Michael Thompson, Director
Taking its name from Pope John Paul II's letter (Orientale Lumen), Light from the East is a diverse recording. As a complement to the Schola's previous recording of There is Great Rejoicing: Carols of ...
Daily Prayer for the Lighting of the Advent Wreath
The Season of Light is a guide for families, households, classrooms, communities, and parishes who wish to make the lighting of the Advent candles a daily prayer. For each day of the season, from the ...
The Schola Cantorum of St. Peter's in the Loop; J. Michael Thompson, Director
Music for the Twelve Days of Christmas continues the celebration of the Christmas season by rejoicing in the birth of the Savior. Many of the chant selections are assigned to a specific feast in the t ...
Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
Days of the Lordis an excellent guide to the riches of the Church's liturgy, and a welcome companion to the Sacramentary, the Liturgy of the Hours, and the Lectionary.First published in Belgium, this ...