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Advent 2014

A Time for Coming Near


In this time of preparation before Christmas Day, we hope to provide you with some wonderful Advent resources for your use over the coming weeks. A blessed and happy Advent season to all!

2014  Recommended Advent Webcasts

Image of Fr. Michael Himes

Click here to view Fr. Michael Himes discuss the importance of families in our lives.

Click here to view Fr. Jack Butler, S.J. discuss our desires as we enter the Advent season.

Click here to view Fr. Terrence Devino, S.J. talks about God's profound love and the goodness that lives with each one of us.

Click here to view Fr. Jeremy Clarke, S.J. share some funny stories about his personal faith journey and the promise of Pope Francis.

Click here to view Fr. Daniel Harrington, S.J. discuss the fulfillment of scripture and the person of Jesus.


picture of Busted Halo Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

The Advent Calendar is a Catholic resource by Busted Halo suited for youth groups, parishes, and schools.  Advent is a time to reflect on the past and prepare to understand what it means to us now for the sake of what is to come, in our own future and that of our world. Click here to download the interactive calendar.



Check in each week, the Friday before each Sunday in Advent, beginning November 30th, and every Sunday during Advent through Christmas, for a weekly Reflection by Melinda Brown Donovan, associate director of STM continuing education. After reading the reflection, submit your own response at Bookmark this page so you don't miss any Reflections!

Advent Day of Prayer
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality and the Jesuit Collaborative are sponsoring a half day retreat of silent prayer, faith sharing and reflection on Sunday, December 14, 2014. The Advent Day of Prayer is open to all those interested. For more information and to register please visit the Center for Ignatian Spirituality website.


Advent Prayer for Students, Staff and Faculty
Join the the Center for Ignatian Spirituality for Advent Prayer: Pause and Pray. Thursday, 12:00 noon-1:00 PM December 4, December 11, December 18, 2014 at 36 College Road, Garden Level.