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Keeping Advent, Advent

Advent is coming! Do you have resolutions for Keeping Advent, Advent this year?

Over the years, we have tried a number of Advent activities and devotions and I’ve compiled a Photo Gallery of them!

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Advent & Lent Quest Craft Kit

3 in 1 Advent & Lent Quest Craft Kit

PDF Downloadable: $13 

This kit includes Season with the Saints, Year of Faith  and Advent & Lent Classics Challenges.  There are now THREE different themed paper chain links included in ONE kit! Perfect for counting down to ANY Feast Day or throughout any Season, especially Advent and Lent!Season with the Saints includes 48 + a do-it-yourself template for you to add any of your family patron saints if we didn’t already include them! Each link is packed with information about the saint…years of life, patronage, feast day, vocation highlights and a special quote or prayer. Saints include St Therese, St Pio, St Anthony, St Jude, Bl John Paul, St Nicholas, St Benedict, St Peter + 40 more!

Imagine if your family learned specific details about a new saint every day for 48 days!

Year of Faith includes 48 + a do-it-yourself template for extra Catechism. Catechism facts include 7 Virtues, 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit, 7 Sacraments, 4 Marks of the Church….and less commonly remembered…4 Fruits of Holy Communion, 4 Characteristics of the Church, 3 Graces of Marriage, 9 Mysteries of Faith  + 40 more! 

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Advent: Week One!

We don’t have a fresh Advent Wreath this year, but I managed to find the Advent candles I purchased after Christmas about 5 years ago!

Looks like a bit of a bleak crowd humoring Mom with the Advent reading and lighting the first candle…before they dive into homemade Schnitzel.

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Ready for Advent?

The Feast of Christ the King (one of my favorite Feast Days!) marks the last Sunday of the Liturgical Calendar…Advent starts NEXT WEEK! The Jubilee Year dedicated to the theme of Mercy begins shortly after that, on December 8th!

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Advent & Lent Quest: Laminated and Re-useable!

As mentioned earlier, I’ve been laminating Cathletics Craft Kits with this cool Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (TL901)*. The laminated templates are bright, durable and SHINY…and perfect for displays of our craft kits at Catholic conferences, and for Adam-ready use in our house year after year!

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Advent Wreath: Week ONE

So, thanks to the new Ladies Group at our Church, I made a new Advent Wreath this year! I know it looks a little like a ball of cedar, but it was fun to make and gave us the push we needed to commit to the Advent Wreath and prayers this year.

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Catholic Bloggers’ Advent Link-Up

Looking for some awesome Advent posts? The Catholic Bloggers Network is sponsoring a new Advent Link-Up, each week of Advent! Come and check it out! Add your own Advent reflections, traditions, crafts and activities…and visit, comment on and share the other posts from other Catholic Bloggers!

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Advent Prayer Pockets: NEW Cathletics Craft Kit!

Add Advent Prayer Pockets to your Advent celebrations this year!

Add prayerful focus to your Advent Calendar, Mealtime Prayer, Family Time…or keep the perfect Advent prayers handy when you light your Advent Wreath!

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Advent Activity Gallery

Advent starts on Sunday! Are you ready?

I’ve been working on organizing a directory of Advent activities and crafts! This is what I have so far…but I will be adding to it!

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Advent Books: The Season of the Nativity

The Season of the Nativity by Sybil MacBeth has just been released by Paraclete Press (publisher for Dragon Slayers, another favorite book of ours here at Equipping Catholic Families).

While the book is not specifically Catholic, the self-confessed Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Extremist (author) does an incredible job of mapping out thoughtful and spiritual practices to keep the meaning in Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. The author was introduced to Advent and the Liturgical Calendar from the Episcopalian perspective…and she seems to have retained a love for  the Liturgical Calendar and the rich traditions that unfold throughout the seasons and are modeled by the Saints.

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