November 26, 2016

Online Advent Retreat

Madonna and Christ Child

We received the following from about their online Advent retreat. A modest donation is requested to offset the cost of their ministry. If you are financially unable — or wish to delay doing so, you are welcome to participate for free. For additional information and to register, see the links below. 

The Pray More Advent Retreat will be available on Monday!

The Pray More Retreat is an online retreat to help you spend more time in prayer this Advent to prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

If you sign up for the retreat, you will receive:

+ 20 Video & Audio Presentations with Transcripts, and

+ 20 Reflective Study Guides - one for each talk

We know how busy you are.

That's why the retreat is self-paced; that means you can watch, listen or read the presentations whenever you have the time to do it.

We hope the Pray More Retreat will help you intentionally work on your prayer life this Advent — wherever you are, and whenever you have the time. 

The talks are focused on prayer, the Advent & Christmas seasons, and lessons we can learn from some of the most popular saints. 

Here are some of the topics:

+ Discovering the Joy in Advent
+ Six Ways to Keep Your Advent Season Holy
+ The Lifelong Journey of Holiness
+ St. John Paul II and the Holy Eucharist
+ How St. Therese of Lisieux Teaches us to Live Simply with Great Love
+ What the "Our Father" Teaches Us About Prayer
+ St. Ignatius of Loyola's Process of Reflecting on the Gospels
+ Living as a Redeemed People in a Broken World
+ Isaiah, the Prophet of Christmas
+ "Was it Not Necessary?" (Jesus's Suffering, and Ours)
+ Turning to Mary During Advent

St. John Paul II said that the Liturgy of Advent helps us to understand fully the value and meaning of the mystery of Christmas. He said, "Advent is, so to speak, an intense training that directs us decisively toward him who already came, who will come, and who comes continuously." 

We hope the retreat will help you to slow down during this Advent season and truly prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. 

You can register for the retreat here:

All of the materials will be released on Monday, November 28th.

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie -

P.S. If you already registered for the retreat, don't forget to invite your friends & family to join you!

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