Advent Resources

There are many beautiful and meaningful ways to honor Advent. Think of this list as a menu from which to choose one or two items. Please don’t allow a spirit of over-consumption take hold as you read this list. After all, all God may want from you this Advent season is a little more time together – just you, God, and a candle.

Molleen’s Advent Playlist

Online Advent Retreats

This online retreat is not about adding one more thing to your holiday schedule! It is about helping you enter deep into this season that shimmers with mystery and possibility, solace and hope. It is especially designed to fit easily into whatever your Advent days might hold. From the beloved Jan Richardson.

Visit Abbey of the Arts for their retreat, A Midwinter God. You can complete it at your own pace – how lovely!

Pray As You Go Advent Retreat

Welcome to this year’s Advent retreat in collaboration with Sacred Space, written by Fr Paul Pace SJ, entitled ‘Stepping Beyond’. This year has continued to offer many challenges for us in the shadow of the global pandemic. Thankfully, however, many of us are now moving to brighter days and are called to step out again into the fullness of life and step beyond our isolated worlds.

Find details here.

Ignatian Carbon Challenge

What a gorgeous site where you can explore ways to slow down your consumption and enjoy more meaningful relationships.

O Antiphons

The O Antiphons are ancient prayers to be prayed in the immediate days leading up to Christmas. These versions offer particularly modern, poetic, powerful metaphors and images of God.

Strange New World podcast – episodes 1-4


This podcast explores the beginnings, the Christmas story, in clear, concise, and inspiring episodes. You’ll love the solid Scripture scholarship and the use of music to underscore his points.

Oxenreider compiles a simple (hallelujah!) set of reflections and rituals to mark this tender and meaningful season. Don’t miss her robust collection of songs and art on her site.


It’s a book. It’s online. It’s free. It’s a collection of meditations and spiritual *practices* to nourish your Advent journey. If you’re craving something special for your prayer time, you’ve found it. 

For those who are looking for something honest, something real, something with a little more human grit to it and a little less conventional red and green: Honest Advent offers a new kind of devotional.

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