Resources for the 2023 Advent Season:
- Advent Simplicity Challenge, Ignatian Solidarity Network
This Advent, commit to simplicity. In a season that can mistakenly be focused on gifts and consumption, explore ways to live simply as we hopefully prepare for the coming of Jesus and the restoration of the earth. This year, we’ll be mixing in new daily challenges, as well as accompanying PDFs for folks who prefer not to use the interactive calendar.
- A Pilgrimage of Reconciliation with the World that Is Our Home: Advent 2023 with Laudate Deum, Office of Peace, Justice, and Ecological Integrity, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
- CRS Online Advent Calendar: Catholic Relief Services 2023 resource to help you pray and prepare for the coming of Christ. Sign up now and return each day during Advent to receive Scripture, quotes and images filled with hope as we reflect on the needs of our global family.
- ADVENT 2023 LIVING LAUDATO SI’, Archdiocese of Chicago. An Advent calendar that invites you to join Laudato Si’ efforts to care for our common home during Advent. Each day addresses one of the seven goals of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, denoted by the color above the action. Visit archchicago.org/creation for more.
- Prayer and action: An Advent in action for our common home, Laudato Si’ Movement’s 2023 Advent calendar with key liturgical dates of Advent and the most important COP events, a reflection, an action, for each Sunday/week of Advent.
- Advent Reflections, Sr. CarolJean Willie. Daily reflections and images in English and bilingual (Spanish-English) formats.
- Advent Guide 2023: Preparing the Way: Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns’ weekly reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the experience of Maryknoll missioners who have lived and worked with migrants and refugees from around the world.
- Less Hectic, More Holy Advent Workshops for Staying Centered and Sane, The Pastoral Center
- Creation Care Tips 2024, Weekly Prompts to Care for Our Common Home, The Pastoral Center. Beginning with Advent 2023 and continuing through Christ the King 2024, and available in Spanish.
- Candle lighting litanies for personal, family-based, and/or parish use during Advent, SALT
- Advent Conspiracy: Lifting four tents during advent:—Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All—to guide themselves, their families, and congregations through the Christmas season.
2022 Advent Resources:
- Advent Guide 2022: Living Gospel Nonviolence, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the experience of Maryknoll missioners who have lived and worked with marginalized communities impacted by injustice and violence conflicts in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
- Planning Advent 2022 For You and Your Congregation, Interfaith Creation Care of the Triangle, 2022: Daily Creation Care Reflection Guides and Worship Resources for the Christian Church Season of Advent, suggestions for Advent Creation care worship resources, and twelve ways to care for Creation as we celebrate.
- Advent Calendar 2021-Daring to Hope: Inspired by past Lenten Calendars from the Archdiocese of Washington Care for Creation Committee and Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham, has produced an Advent Calendar with daily ideas for spiritual reflection and actions to care for the poor and our common home.
- Creation Novena: A Prayer for Advent, Indian Catholic Matters
Prayers for December 17th-25th.
- Our relationship with creation this Advent season, Australian Jesuits
- How to Slow it Down with Simplicity this Advent , 2020 Blog with list of Advent resources