Advent always comes at just the right time. It allows us to pause, catch our breath, and remember what it is we are celebrating on Christmas day. During Advent, we wait, hope, and prepare for the Savior's birth. It is a special time for mending our relationships with each other and our God, preparing ourselves for Jesus' Second Coming, and discovering God with and within us.
The resources below are just a few of the many wonderful resources available to help us prepare for Christmas and grow spiritually during this season of Advent. Use this Advent to find silence, deeper your relationship with Christ, or prepare for an incredible Christmas. The Office of Campus Ministry supports you in your spiritual formation and seeks to journey alongside you. Together, we prepare for the great mystery of the Incarnation- God made man in the person of Jesus Christ.
- America Magazine: Advent Calendar
Daily readings, prayers, and reflections throughout the Season of Advent.
- Sacred Space- Advent E-Retreat
The Irish Jesuits have created weekly e-retreats, providing a brief pause in the chaos of the season.
- Lectio divina for Advent (USCCB)
Ancient monastic form of prayer rooted in reading, meditation, contemplation, and prayer.
- Advent Calendar (USCCB)
Access the daily readings, prayers, reflections, and information about the Saint of the day.
- Sacrament of Reconciliation
See your local parish for a schedule of Penance Services in the Coachella Valley.
- Dynamic Catholic: Best Advent Ever
Free program offered by Dynamic Catholic offering daily emails with inspirational videos, practical tips, prayers, and stories.
- Read Scripture
Encounter God through His Word. Daily readings can be accessed on the USCCB website. Audio readings and video reflections are also available.
- Creighton University's Praying Advent
Creighton University provides daily advent prayers, daily reflections, and numerous resources.
- Loyola Press - Inspiration During Advent
This Jesuit apostolate a listing of articles, reflections, and meditations to help inspire during the Advent season.
- Advent Imaginative Prayer (Arts& Faith)- IgnatianSpirituality.com
Weekly video featuring a work of art inspired by Sunday readings with Advent-themed commentary.
Lastly, check out "Pray as You Go," a daily podcast available for free online and in the app store. These 10-15 minute audio sessions provide a daily prayer session and contain music, scripture, and reflection questions.