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The Gift of Prayer: Week Two of Advent

By: Family Rosary on December 11th, 2023

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The Gift of Prayer: Week Two of Advent

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The celebration of Advent enters its second week, and like many families, you are probably finding your calendar busier than ever. Family Rosary invites you to use our many inspirational and family-friendly resources to carve out time this week to share the precious gift of prayer with your family.

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Pray the Rosary During Advent

Pray a decade a night before dinner, or gather around the Christmas tree to pray an entire Rosary.  Family Rosary has created an easy-to-use eBook with beautiful, engaging photos for each of the Joyful Mysteries, as well as Scripture references and short reflections: 


Copy of Joyful Mysteries Rosary eBook (1080 x 1080 px)

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In week two of the Prepare Your Heart Advent journal, Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR, examines the lives of several saints we honor in December, including Mary, St. Lucy, St. Nicholas, and St. Juan Diego. These saints are role models for placing our trust in God and recognizing holiness in everyday moments. We are also urged to aspire to holiness and become living bearers of God's love and compassion, especially to the poor and marginalized. 

What actions will you take this Advent season to discover God and encounter holiness within the ordinary aspects of your life? 



Each day of Prepare Your Heart includes daily meditations on a passage from Scripture, reflection questions, prayer, and space for journaling and notetaking.

Prepare Your Heart features stunning original art by Valerie Delgado of Pax.Valerie. Free weekly companion videos, a downloadable discussion guide, and other resources at AveMariaPress.com make this book perfect for parishwide, individual, and book club use leading up to Christmas. The book, videos, leader’s guide, and family guide are available in Spanish as well.

Look for the Prepare Your Heart videos each Sunday in Advent, as well as Christmas Day, here on CatholicMom.com at 10 AM Eastern.

Ask for Prepare Your Heart at your local Catholic bookstore, or order from Amazon.com or Ave Maria Press. Bulk discounts are available for your parish, book club, or prayer group when you purchase the book from Ave Maria Press.


Prepara tu corazón: El camino de los santos

En la segunda semana, el padre Agustino Torres, CFR, examina las vidas de varios santos que honramos en diciembre, entre ellos María, santa Lucía, san Nicolás y san Juan Diego. Estos santos son modelos para poner nuestra confianza en Dios y reconocer la santidad en los momentos cotidianos. También se nos insta a aspirar a la santidad y convertirnos en portadores vivos del amor y de la compasión de Dios, especialmente hacia los pobres y los marginados. ¿Qué acciones tomarás en esta temporada de Adviento para descubrir a Dios y encontrar la santidad en los aspectos ordinarios de tu vida? 

Lee este artículo en español.


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