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by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

How Long is Advent?

Many people think that there are four weeks of Advent. Well, only in some years does the Season of Advent last four full weeks. In most years, Advent is a little shorter, depending on which weekday December 25 (Christmas!) happens to be that year.

Recommended:

The Advent Season

Liturgical readings for the Sundays of Advent

Liturgical readings for the Weekdays of Advent

“O Antiphons” for the Week before Christmas

Wikipedia

REFLECTIONSADVENT CALENDARSART & FAITHSEASON INTROSONGSPRAYERSCHILDRENACTIVITIES

Advent Reflections

2020

Advent to Christmas Reflection Booklet (PDF)

Archdiocese of Singapore

EWTN

Diocese of Belleville

Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle

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Advent Calendars

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View more resources at LOYOLA PRESS

Children’s Calendar

Loyola Press offers the following Advent calendar to remind children to do something each day to share the meaning of the season. You can download a PDF to handout to children, or have them click each date of Advent (online version) to find an idea to help you prepare for Jesus’ birthday.
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Reflections for Adults

Loyola Press offers the following links to their adult Advent calendar reflections.
WEEK ONE

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Arts & Faith: Week 1 of Advent, Cycle B

Monday, November 30, 2020

Water and Advent

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Little Boys and the Advent Wreath

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

First Week of Advent — “Honey, we’re pregnant!”

Thursday, December 3, 2020

9 Advent Attitudes – #3: An Unwavering Sense of Serenity

Friday, December 4, 2020

Advent Anticipation

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Advent Video: How Does Hope Shape Us?

WEEK TWO

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Arts & Faith: Week 2 of Advent, Cycle B

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Arts & Faith: Week 2 of Advent, Cycle B

Monday, December 7, 2020

Second Week of Advent — Out in the Wilderness

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Mary, You Show Me the Way

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

An Imaginative Encounter with Juan Diego

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Waiting

Friday, December 11, 2020

Walking with Mary

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Prayer to the Virgin of Guadalupe

WEEK THREE

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Arts & Faith: Week 3 of Advent, Cycle B

Monday, December 14, 2020

God Has Hope in Us

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Who Are You?

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Faith-Filled Waiting

Thursday, December 17, 2020

What are the O Antiphons?

Friday, December 18, 2020

Going Off Road in Advent

Saturday, December 19, 2020

WEEK FOUR

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Arts & Faith: Week 4 of Advent, Cycle B

Monday, December 21, 2020

Fourth Week of Advent — Repentance and Renewal

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Awaiting Baby Jesus

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Hope Opens New Horizons

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Advent Video: Mary Receiving Jesus into Her Arms

Friday, December 25, 2020

Arts & Faith: Your Christmas Reflection, Cycle B

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Art & Faith Reflections

Cycle B – 2020

by Loyola Press
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT, CYCLE B
William Holman Hunt, “The Light of the World,” 1851

Related Reflections

Loyola Press – Commentary is by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, assistant professor of liturgy, catechesis, and evangelization at Loyola University New Orleans.

Ignatian Spirituality – This week’s reflection is by Steve Connor, who has served in various catechetical positions for over 30 years.

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, CYCLE B
Pieter Brueghel the Younger, “St. John the Baptist Preaching,” 1601

Related Reflections

Loyola Press – Commentary is by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, assistant professor of liturgy, catechesis, and evangelization at Loyola University New Orleans.

Ignatian Spirituality – This week’s reflection is by Steve Connor, who has served in various catechetical positions for over 30 years.

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, CYCLE B
Anton Raphael Mengs, “Saint John the Baptist Preaching,” circa 1775

Related Reflections

Loyola Press – Commentary is by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, assistant professor of liturgy, catechesis, and evangelization at Loyola University New Orleans.

Ignatian Spirituality – This week’s reflection is by Steve Connor, who has served in various catechetical positions for over 30 years.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, CYCLE B
John Collier, “The Annunciation,” 2000

Related Reflections

Loyola Press – Commentary is by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, assistant professor of liturgy, catechesis, and evangelization at Loyola University New Orleans.

Ignatian Spirituality – This week’s reflection is by Steve Connor, who has served in various catechetical positions for over 30 years.

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Advent Prayers

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