There are many ways you can bring a focus of justice, peace, and the care of creation into your Advent practices and prayers. Below are some of the resources available to guide in your prayer and reflection this Advent season.
From Education for Justice
Reflections by: Angel Mortel
In many ways, Advent unfolds as a film would. Creative Voice and former EFJ intern, Angel Mortel, works with Brave New Films producing social justice documentaries. “We go through Advent with the same anticipation with which we watch a film, eager to see how it ends. We need to be reminded to wake up, prepare, celebrate, and rejoice in the coming of our Savior and lasting hope.”
From the Global Catholic Climate Movement
During the season of Advent, we have the opportunity to deepen our own sense of love for the world. Protecting creation and vulnerable people is an important way to love.
We have produced a brand-new Advent resource kit to help you to reflect on the call to care for our common home and to live out your call through concrete actions.
DOWNLOAD ADVENT RESOURCE KIT
The resource kit contains:
- Creation-themed Advent calendars
- List of the top 5 ways to green your Christmas
- Kids’ coloring pages with Pope Francis and the Earth
- Advent Novena for the Creator and creation
From the Catholic Mobilizing Network
Join us during this Advent season for prayerful reflection and hopeful anticipation. Every Monday you will receive a special Advent reflection for the coming Sunday. The reflections are available online, on social media, and can also be downloaded as a complete set. Enjoy the Sunday Advent scripture readings through the lens of justice and mercy:
Each year, we produce new, original reflections for the season of Advent. These reflections are rooted in the daily scriptures and the spirituality of nonviolence. As activists, we know how important it is to be connected to God in order to do our important work. We look to our Source to give us the strength to bring about God’s peace and justice.Order a copy of the 2017 Advent Reflection Book here
Article originally published in the Congregation’s Office of Justice and Peace blog.