Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Edited and Compiled by Judy Bauer
Advent and Christmas are a time of sharing, a time of storytelling, a time to clear your mind and cleanse your soul through deepened spirituality. The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby born in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago.
These selections from the immortal pen of Fulton J. Sheen stir our hearts and imaginations as we embark on our Advent journey toward a better understanding of Jesus' love. Covering the traditional themes of Advent - waiting for the Annunciation, following the star, Bethlehem, Herod, the manger - these 40 passages and accompanying prayers offer readers practical spirituality for the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
Beginning with the first day of Advent and continuing through the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord this book brims with rich and life-changing words that encourage readers to explore the essence and promise of the season. Timeless, peace-filled, and prayerful, each passage helps cultivate a renewed appreciation for the Advent and Christmas seasons, helping to make every day of Advent a prayerful opportunity for spiritual growth.
The daily passages of Advent and Christmas offer practical spirituality and help for survival amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Timeless, peace-filled, and prayerful, each selection cultivates a renewed appreciation of the Advent and Christmas seasons. The closing section of the book contains two formats for nightly prayer that encourages the use of this material as a way to further sanctify the days of the season.
Those looking to grow in their prayer life and become more attuned to the joy of Advent and Christmas will find a wonderful guide in this spiritual companion.
Table of Contents:
How to Use This Book
Part I: Readings for Advent
Part II: Readings for the Twelve Days of Christmas
Part III: Format for Nightly Prayer and Reading
Sources and Acknowledgments
About Bishop Fulton Sheen:
Television personality, broadcaster, author and columnist, pastor, educator, and philosopher, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen is widely regarded as the twentieth century's media luminary for the spiritual world. Bishop Sheen has authoried dozens of books spanning more than half a century.
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