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Encourages children to go on a hunt for their Star, similar to that of the Wise Men. Everyday the Star is hidden and the children participate in a fun hide-and-seek game to locate it. Once they have found their Star they move all Three Wise Men to its location. On Christmas morning the Three Wise Men reach their final destination when the Star is found at the stable with the child Jesus. The activity book includes a wooden Star, a full wooden nativity scene that matches the artwork of the...
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Full of wonder and joyful anticipation, the Christmas season is the perfect time for Christians to take a break from their busy schedules and ponder the wonderful works of God—in the depths of their heart.Based on the ancient Christian tradition of meditating throughout the 40 days before and after Christmas, this small monastic book follows the rhythm of the Advent and Christmas journey as it takes place in a particular monastery, a place as small and tiny as Bethlehem itself. This book...
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Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Nouwen's Own WordsThe inspiring words of Henri J. M. Nouwen guide the faithful on a spiritual journey through the Advent and Christmas season in this book of waiting, hope, anticipation, and celebration. Each day of the Advent season (28 in all, to accommodate the varying number of days in the season) and each day of Christmas (12 in all, ending with Jesus' baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist) contain a pertinent excerpt from the writings of...
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This Advent, prepare to celebrate Jesus' arrival as an infant in the small town of Bethlehem. Born into poverty, he brings us the good news that God loves us - and calls us to give of ourselves to others. Let the example of Pope Francis, as he models the humility and generosity of our Savior, inspire you. Reflect on the pope's teachings, accompanied by Scripture, prayer, and action. Then go out and share the message: Jesus Christ is born! 112pgs.
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For over 1,500 years, believers from all Christian traditions have looked to St. Benedict, the patriarch of Western monasticism, for spiritual wisdom. And rightly so: his rule has shown how one may experience a simple, holy, and common sense life, despite the increasingly busy pace of our daily existence.
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It's easy to get lost in the bustle of Christmas shopping and holiday parties, losing sight of God. Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Francis of Assisi gives readers a momentary cease in the chaos, allowing daily meditation. It is essential in today's postmodern culture to remember the true purpose of Advent--the preparation for and celebration of the coming of Jesus.Each day's selection offers a new insight from one of the most beloved saints, St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis serves as...
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St. Vincent de Paul was very faithful to meditation, which sets a good example for us in our busy world. Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Vincent de Paul endeavors to present his thoughts in a way that can help us to spend some quiet time meditating. His thoughtful words will lead to a deeper relationship with God, a better appreciation of our own Christian life, and greater love for all, especially the poor.
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Advent and Christmas with the Saints offers spiritual sustenance from those holy men and women whom we honor because of their close spiritual relationship with God. Readers walk day-by-day with the saints, recalling the Scriptures they read, meditating on the thoughts they had, praying as they might have prayed, and talking openly with God. Christians looking for a way to re-spiritualize their Christmas practices, prayer groups, small-faith communities, Bible study classes, teachers, clergy,...
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Each year Americans spend billions of dollars on material items at Christmas. That is a pretty weird way to celebrate the birth of Jesus, who gave up all of his riches to save the world. Christmas for Christians can be a time, however that is not a contradiction. It can be a time of worship, meaning and giving that is prophetic, powerful and transformative. In celebrating Christmas in the way of the story Christ followers are taught how to worship fully, spend less, give more and love. ...
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During the season of Advent, we anticipate the coming of the Messiah. He who was sent was not a warrior-king, but an outcast who preached an all-inclusive love and who continues to bring God's blessed community to life each day. Saint Pio loved this Messiah and desired to be with him. One might say his entire life was a prolonged "advent," a restless anticipation of that blissful moment when he would finally be with God. The quotations found within the pages of Advent Meditations With Saint...
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This pamphlet gives the origin of the Advent wreath, as well as suggested ideas for scripture readings for candle holders designed with either 4 or 5 candles.
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by Diane Lynch
Especially appropriate for Advent and Christmas, these short stories remind children that Jesus "comes" to us every day and in many ways when we open our hearts to him. For middle-grade readers, ages 7-11. Celebrate the Season! includes discussion questions after each story, making it perfect for classroom and homeschool use.
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by John Bell / Iona Community 1997, 2000, Iona CommunityWorship resources and readings for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany from the Iona Community. Rediscover the stories of Christ’s birth as speaking from and to the adult experience.
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Advent calls us to focus on preparation. Being prepared for the birth of Jesus Christ is something we can only better with each Advent and Christmas season. Daybreaks by Fr. Jim Torrens, SJ offers daily meditations to deepen your connection to God and help you prepare for the celebration of Christ's birth. In a season where it is easy to lose sight on what's important, Fr. Torrens provides insight and reflection to keep you focused on the arrival of our Savior.
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Paula D'Arcy is a grief counselor and in this issue of Daybreaks she shows us how to truly approach this holiday season from the heart. She also describes what we can bring to Advent and Christmas to make them a more gratifying experience for ourselves and others. Each reflection--enhanced with full-color artwork--takes only a few moments but can help you enjoy the season in ways that will have a lasting impact all year long.
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Advent and Christmas is the time we celebrate our Lord, Jesus Christ, and reflect upon the miracle of His birth. As Catholics, how can we truly reflect and be thankful for the glorious gift of salvation His birth gave to us? Daybreaks offers the faithful daily meditations and prayers that guide us to a quite, special place with God. Taking only a few moments each day, Daybreaks provides a way to renew our faith and become capable of seeing through the hectic pace of the holidays and...
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Children in grades 1, 2, and 3 will love the games, puzzles, mazes, and activities designed to help them focus on the themes and traditions of the Advent season. Packed with colorful illustrations, Every Day of Advent and Christmas includes an Advent calendar to help children focus day by day on the meaning of Advent and Christmas in a way they are sure to enjoy and remember. 32 page booklet; 8.5 x 11
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This beautiful booklet by Terry and Mimi Reilly is an excellent tool families can use to celebrate Advent and strengthen loving bonds at home. It adds special meaning to the holiday season! 5" x 7". 32 pages.
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A charming addition to the Liguori Kids series, this deluxe four-color Advent pamphlet is designed for teachers and parents to use with grade-school kids in mind. Children now have their own daily reflections for the Advent season with a common theme for each week: waiting, light, sharing, and presents. Each meditation ends with a question to help children think more about the season and what it means. Younger children might want to read aloud in class, while the older ones could be journaling...
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Jesse Tree Devotions: A Family Activity for Advent by Marilyn S. Breckenridge Families will delight in the devotions and day-by-day construction of a Jesse Tree. There are symbols for children to color and mount on the Jesse Tree.
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An Advent Project for Family, Classroom or Parish Written and illustrated by Lynn M. Simms and Betsy Walker Three-piece kit. This kit offers two options designed to make the Jesse Tree project accessible to any family, class or parish. Option 1: Provides instructions to prepare an actual tree with designs for do-it-yourself three-dimensional ornaments. Option 2: Provides a Jesse Tree Poster with pre-drawn ornaments to be colored and attached. Kit also includes a short history of the Jesse...
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Here's a treasure trove of exciting ideas that will enable your family to focus anew on preparing for the holy time of Advent and Christmas! With a fresh, lively set of suggestions that will attract young and old alike, Joy to the World will help lay the foundation for long-lasting family memories.
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Opening each daily reflection is a Scripture quote from the day's readings. The reflection then reaches out to us in our busy lives to consider what God's Word has to offer us during the holidays. Next, a thought to ponder brings home the message for you-to really apply the reading and reflection to your life. Now say a Prayer, an offering and petition to the Lord in our anticipation of his arrival; finally a practice, a chance to change your daily routine in simple ways to bring God's love to...
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This day-by-day booklet for families is a perfect companion for the season of Advent. Each week begins with a reflection on the Sunday Gospel for parents and children to read together, followed by daily reflection, simple activities, and prayers.
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Living Advent is designed to engage readers in active and prayerful reflection during this important Church season. It includes commentaries on Readings I and II, the Responsorial Psalm, and the daily Gospel readings of Advent for Cycle A. Suitable for both group and individual use, Living Advent is perfect for enriching the prayer experience.
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This collection of 14 reflections, based on the scriptural birth narratives and applied to contemporary life, empower busy Christians to re-focus on the true meaning of the Advent season. Written by popular author Mary Latela, these gentle meditations are aimed at helping readers recall and reconnect with Jesus through the Christmas story. A wonderful personal companion for the Advent season and a marvelous way to awaken the Christmas spirit in your home!
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Many parents and teachers struggle with how to approach the Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus dilemma. Many deal with this by telling children that the legends surrounding Santa Claus are based on a real, historical figure named Nicholas, a Christian bishop known for his generosity. This picture book presents a shortened, somewhat fictionalized version of the life of Saint Nicholas, explaining that Nicholas was a servant of God and that, through him, God’s love was reflected to others. The story...
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Join Rachel on a magical journey as she meets someone (Saint Nicholas) who knows the true story of Santa Claus and discovers the true meaning of Christmas that is revealed in God's love. The glorious illustrations will delight both children and adults! Perfect for ages 4-7.
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Many parents and teachers struggle with how to approach the Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus dilemma. Many deal with this by telling children that the legends surrounding Santa Claus are based on a real, historical figure named Nicholas, a Christian bishop known for his generosity. This board book presents a shortened, somewhat fictionalized version of the life of Saint Nicholas, explaining that Nicholas was a servant of God and that, through him, God’s love was reflected to others. The story...
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This easy to read text is drawn directly from the Bible and accompanied by beautiful realistic illustrations to captivate young readers. Adults will appreciate the discussion helps and prayer summaries that connect the event of Jesus' birth with the lives of young readers today. The book covers the angel's surprising announcement to Zechariah to the long journey of the Wise Men to worship Jesus.Hardback with Jacket / 32 Pages
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This reader-friendly companion provides everything Catholics need for a richer experience of the Advent and Christmas seasons. Whether readers wish to follow a traditional, contemporary, or family program of devotion and prayer for Advent and Christmas, this all-in-one resource will be a treasured guidebook.The Essential Advent and Christmas Handbook covers a wide range of topics including:Morning and evening prayer servicesA short history of AdventThe preparatory nature of AdventTraditional...
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The Kitten's Christmas Lullabyby: Maggie SwansonA wonderful Italian Christmas Legend. Hardcover, 24 pgs.
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Award-winning author and preaching expert Ann M. Garrido will help you focus on the mysteries of the Incarnation with daily gospel-based devotions from the First Sunday of Advent through Christmas Day. These simple, yet powerful devotions will draw you to the quiet places of your heart so you can more fully prepare for the real meaning of Christmas and Christ’s second coming.In Daily Devotions for Advent 2016, Ann Garrido will lead you to prayer, reflection, and spiritual growth rooted in the...
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Advent is the sacred season of anticipation and expectation in which we prepare for the coming of our blessed Savior. To live Advent is to live in an awareness of a Presence that changes our lives. The Magnificat Advent Companion is a rich spiritual guide that will accompany you daily through the 4 weeks of this holy season. It provides original daily reflections based on the Scriptures of the Mass for each day of Advent written by some of the finest Catholic writers in the world. In addition,...
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Author: Sybil Mac BethSybil MacBeth writes that Advent and Epiphany are the often-neglected parentheses around Christmas. And they deserve more attention and better publicity. This Season of the Nativity sets the stage the liturgical year, our yearlong journey through Scripture and salvation history. Sybil MacBeth's memoir, front-porch theology, and pages of practices and activities invite individuals and families to enjoy this season in a way that has more peace and more Christ and less chaos...
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Brother Francis The Story of St. Nicholas Coloring BookYou'll love the story of this bold and unselfish saint. Saint Nicholas - the giver of joyful gifts. This book contains 16 high-quality coloring pages.
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by: Paul Maier
Many children's Christmas books are long on fancy and short on fact. Most of them ignore the themes of the first Christmas and opt instead for fairy tale settings or winter tableaus. This beautifully illustrated book, a Gold Medallion Book Award winner, fills the gap by presenting fresh insights into the Christmas story from both the scriptural and secular context. The book tells the story of a young boy Christopher, who no longer wants to hear fairytales; he only wants real...
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Waiting for God: The Grace of Advent
by Alice CamilleContrasting her Christmases as a child to those she's celebrated as an adult, author Alice Camille admits to pining for those early holiday memories-and the anticipation that went with them. She recognizes, however, that "while some elements of a child's Advent season escape our grasp as grownups ... other aspects of the season deepen and bloom for us veterans of many Decembers." ...
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A perfect way to introduce Advent to the preschool crowd, this coloring book is filled with delightful rhymes, simple puzzles and pictures to color. Priced so that all preschoolers and everyone else who loves to color--in Sunday school, day school or after-school programs--can all delight in hours of fun.
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Advent is a season almost forgotten by the secular world. With new toys and electronics available, why should we focus on this time of anticipation? Most everyone cannot wait for Christmas morning to arrive, but is it for the right reason? Sarah A. Reinhard designed Welcome Baby Jesus for you and your family to capture some of what's intended by the liturgical season of Advent. Each day has a Scripture quote from the Sunday gospel readings, a brief reflection, and an action to complete. With...