Wonderful Advent & Prayer Resources for Families and Children

Ignatius Press

The changes we make to our homes, the special care for friend and neighbor in this season—these are simple expressions of a greater transformation taking place.

Caryll Houselander wrote of Our Lady, “Walking in the streets of Nazareth to do her shopping, to visit her friends, she set His feet on the path of Jerusalem. Washing, weaving, kneading, sweeping, her hands prepared His hands for the nails.”

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Get Our Latest Advent Calendar!

Through the poetic illustrations of this large Advent calendar you can share the joy of the angels and the adoration of the shepherds in front of the Nativity scene.
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Books for Advent

The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion

Kendra Tierney provides hundreds of prayers for the important seasons and feasts of the Church calendar. This book includes the devotions, blessings, litanies, and novenas mentioned in her Compendium, along with daily prayers, down-to-earth suggestions, and occasional bits of humor.

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Waiting for Christ

Journey with St. John Henry Newman through Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, meditating on the coming of Christ and the Christian life. His masterful knowledge of the lives of the saints, Catholic doctrine, and Sacred Scripture will help you immerse yourself in the seasons of waiting, wondering, and joy.

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Advent of the Heart

Fr. Alfred Delp, S.J. was a heroic German Jesuit priest who was imprisoned and martyred in a Nazi death camp in 1945. In this book, reflect on his striking sermons and the powerful meditations that he wrote during his imprisonment.

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The Catholic All Year Compendium

Bring the liturgical seasons and feast days into your home. This book is packed full of recipes, activities, and ideas for celebrating the Catholic faith at home throughout the year without much advance planning.

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For the Family

Brother Francis: Jesus is Coming

Celebrate the seasons of Advent and Christmas with Brother Francis! This fun-filled episode will help children understand why and how we celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons and will prepare their hearts for the coming of the King.

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My Nativity Advent Calendar

Count down the days to Jesus’ coming and introduce biblical figures to children with this lovely Advent calendar.

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Daily Advent Prayers

Your family will treasure this helpful guide through Advent for years to come. It features reflections, Scripture readings for the three-year liturgical cycle, prayers, and beautiful illustrations for children.

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The Best Advent Ever: The Adventures of Nick & Sam

Get the whole family in the Christmas spirit with this joyful fiction novel. The Perry family discovers new meaning within their holiday traditions in this third book in The Adventures of Nick and Sam series.

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Music

Advent at Ephesus
Advent at Ephesus

A beautiful recording from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles in Missouri. Traditional Latin and English hymns will lead you in prayerful preparation for Christmas.

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O Emmanuel
O Emmanuel

Blending lovely children’s voices, sacred music, and traditional jazz, this groundbreaking album will bring you on an unforgettable journey through Advent and Christmas.

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