“We have started our journey with a guide in our very being. God hums us at every moment. We just need eyes to see and ears to hear. We can’t shy away from decisions we face or the work to be done and simply wait for God to come. God is already here. Through our wanderings, our questions, our encounters with beauty and with pain, the God within us is revealed. Advent is waking up to God in our midst. It is in the wandering that our eyes are open to the deeper truth. So let us not sleep through Advent. Let us wander with our eyes open, ready for adventure.”
~Simone Campbell, S.S.S, from
Waking Up to God in Our Midst: Reflections for Advent 2014
REFLECTIONS FOR SUNDAYS AND HOLY DAYS
Below you’ll find reflections from over the years from a variety of authors of Pax Christi USA Advent reflection booklets. We will try and post reflections for upcoming Sundays on the preceding Tuesday, as well as Holy Days and other days of observance throughout Advent and Christmas.
- First Sunday of Advent, November 30, by Simone Campbell, S.S.S.
- Second Sunday of Advent, December 7, by Bishop Kenneth Untener
- Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, December 8, by Judy Coode
- Human Rights Day, Second Wednesday of Advent, December 10, by Shannen Dee Williams, Ph.D.
- Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, by Rev. Ray East
- Third Sunday of Advent, December 14, by Adrienne Alexander
- Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21, by Rev. Joseph Nangle, ofm
- Christmas Eve, December 24, by Megan McKenna
- Christmas, December 25, by Ched Myers
- Feast of the Holy Family, December 28, by Sr. Jamie T. Phelps, OP
- New Year’s Day, World Day of Peace, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, January 1, by Arturo Chavez
- Epiphany, January 4, by Mary Lou Kownacki, osb
PRAY-STUDY-ACT DURING ADVENT
- PSA e-bulletin for First Week of Advent, Nov. 30-Dec. 6
- PSA e-bulletin for Second Week of Advent, Dec. 7-13
- PSA e-bulletin for Third Week of Advent, Dec. 14-20
- PSA e-bulletin for Fourth Week of Advent/First Days of Christmas, Dec. 21-27
- Scroll through the archives to see past Advent PSA’s…
- Please click here and give to this year’s Advent-Christmas appeal!
- Pax Christi USA’s 2014 Advent Reflection Booklet, Waking Up to God in Our Midst, by Simone Campbell, S.S.S.; Adrienne Alexander; Shannen Dee Williams; and Rev. Joseph Nangle, ofm
- Other sales resources for Advent and Christmas from Pax Christi USA
- Pax Christi Metro New York’s Anti-war Toys Campaign: A leaflet on why not to buy war toys, multi-faith version, in PDF; a letter to the editor, Christian version in MSWord and non-religious version in MSWord
- Light Up Your Advent: Resources from US Catholic
- Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a More Joyful Christmas, by Bill McKibben
- Unplug the Christmas Machine: A Complete Guide to Putting Love and Joy Back into the Season, by Jean C. Staeheli