As hard as it is for me to believe it (being gone for six weeks on Camino this fall pulled me out of the normal rhythm of time) tomorrow is the beginning of Advent. A time of waiting, a time of preparation, a time for greater self-examination.
Monday will be the first session of the Advent Retreat in Daily Living I will be offering at the law school and, as usual, I will post podcasts of my talks and the weekly prayer material participants will be using. In the past many of you have prayed along with us and I hope you will do so again. Let me here offer some other resources for your Advent practice and prayer:
An Advent Examen – an adaptation of the Ignatian Examen linked to the O Antiphons.
Advent Conspiracy – a resource for worship and giving during Advent.
Advent Resources from Ignatian Spirituality.com – video reflections, Advent podcasts, and more.
Birthing the Holy – A Celtic spirituality online retreat.
Ignatian Online Retreat – online Advent retreat based on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
These are just a few of the resources available. I offer them with the hope that, in the midst of the preparation for Christmas and approaching-year-end errands, you might be encouraged to be intentional about taking some additional time for reflection during this Advent season. And, please, if you have some other favorite sites that help your prayer during this season, please feel free to share them in the comments so others may benefit from them.