Advent prayer and meditation resources to deepen your anticipation of Christmas

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If you are like us, you are deep into preparations for Christmas. As you decorate the tree, sign and read Christmas cards, and review your gift lists, please take a little time to prepare yourself spiritually too.

We’ve compiled a set of Advent meditations and prayers that the Renewal Center team has put together of the last couple of years. Some are videos, some are written meditations. All will help you celebrate this season and deepen your longing for the Incarnation.

Taizé for December: Advent Anticipation
Advent Through the Eyes of St. Joseph

Advent Through the Eyes of St. Joseph

December 13, 2021
Presented by Fr. Ron Will
On this Advent Day of Prayer, we will contemplate the experience of God being born into human flesh as Jesus of Nazareth, looking at the experience through the eyes of St. Joseph, his foster father. Watch the Video.

Taizé for December: Advent Anticipation

December 3, 2021
We gather in December around an Advent Wreath in anticipation of the Incarnation, of God entering the world and our lives. Rays of light from the wreath’s candles encircle us and those we love. Watch the Video.

Journaling and Welcoming Jesus
Advent Meditation Finding Hope in Uncertainty

Video Practice: Journaling and Welcoming Jesus

December 13, 2021
By Kathy Keary
As we warmly welcome Jesus into our lives, we will put pen to paper to express all that is stirring within. Watch the Video.

Advent Meditation Finding Hope in Uncertainty

December 1, 2020
“Finding Hope in Uncertainty” is an Advent meditation hosted by Precious Blood Renewal Center that uses scripture, spoken word and song to guide you on the Nativity journey of Mary and Joseph. Watch the Video.

Our Challenge: Finding Hope in Uncertainty Part 1
Mary’s Challenge: Finding Hope in Uncertainty Part 2

Our Challenge: Finding Hope in Uncertainty Part 1

November 23, 2020
By Kathy Keary
Activities that keep my mind focused on the present moment are lifesavers that not only relieve my mind of worries but seem to have a long-lasting calming effect and have increased my propensity to remain in the present moment. Follow the Meditation.

Mary’s Challenge: Finding Hope in Uncertainty Part 2

November 30, 2020
By Kathy Keary
Here I present a guided mediation for Advent, this one based on the Announcement of the Birth of Jesus. You are invited to use your imagination as you enter into the mind and heart of Mary. Follow the Meditation.

St. Joseph’s Challenge: Finding Hope in Uncertainty Part 3
Visio Divina: The Peaceable Kingdom

St. Joseph’s Challenge: Finding Hope in Uncertainty Part 3

December 7, 2020
By Kathy Keary
St. Joseph was challenged with uncertainty. As we conclude our Advent series, you are invited to use your imagination to walk in the shoes of Joseph. Allow Joseph’s story to speak to you. Follow the Meditation.

Video Practice: Visio Divina: The Peaceable Kingdom

December 6, 2021
By Kathy Keary
In Visio Divina, art becomes the sacrament that opens our hearts to the indwelling Spirit of God. The visible makes the invisible present in a palpable way. Watch the Video.

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