Advent wreath

Prepare for the birth of Jesus in your hearts...

Browse our Advent-Christmas mailer
for ways to observe this holy season in your home.

With Advent nearly upon us, the Sisters have put together a lovely selection of devotional items to help you keep the spirit of this holy season in your home, and to prepare for Christ to be reborn in your hearts on Christmas Day. 

Click to view the PDF of our Advent-Christmas printed mailer. 

At this time of year when the world is bustling with a mad rush of shopping and secular celebrations, it is so important to preserve the Catholic spirit of Advent in our homes: a spirit of joyful expectation and hope mingled with prayer and penance to prepare our hearts for Christ's coming. So many are not even thinking of Christ at all, yet that is what Christmas is all about. Let us make up for the coldness of the world with the warmth of our love!

Gathering the family around the Advent wreath every day for prayers and hymns is a beautiful and effective way to observe Advent in the home. Another simple and common Advent observance is called the St. Andrew Christmas Novena. It is a custom to pray the prayer below 15 times each day from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30) until Christmas Eve, and it is piously believed that whoever does so will obtain the favors requested. 

Please be assured that the Sisters will be commending your intentions in our prayers, penances and good works during this holy Advent Season...

Madonna and Child

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.