Advent at Fordham
This Advent In addition to our popular and beloved Festival of Lessons and Carols, and celebrating daily Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation , Fordham Campus Ministry offers you weekly Eucharistic Holy Hours, Praise and Worship Prayer , Taize Prayer and Chapel Yoga Prayer in addition to daily recitation of the Rosary in prayerful preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Our celebration of Advent is crowned with the University’s celebration of Gaudete Sunday Mass, a candlelight liturgy followed by the tree blessing and lighting and campus wide holiday reception in the McGinley Ballroom.
As we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth during the four weeks of Advent, Ignatian contemplation and reflective prayer can also help guide us through the season. Here are some online Advent resources in the tradition of our treasured Jesuit and Ignatian spirituality:
America Magazine is offering daily Scripture reflections from Dec. 1 until Christmas Eve, which will feature commentary by America staff members, including Jesuit Fathers James Martin and Raymond Schroth and Jesuit scholastic Luke Hansen. Sign up to receive the reflections by text or email.
Ignatianspirituality.com offers links to other Advent resources on the web, and its dotMagis blog is producing an Advent video series with a new video reflection posted each Sunday. View last year’s video series here.
Loyola Press has created an Advent website with printable and online calendars, prayers, an interactive retreat and more. New on the website for this year is the “Arts and Faith: Advent” video series, which explores the Scriptures in Advent through works of art.
Creighton University’s Online Ministries presents “Praying Advent 2013,” which has daily Advent prayers, resources and reflections.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA has an online retreat with daily reflections that focus on “prayerful storytelling" about refugees through the lens of the Spiritual Exercises.
God in All Things presents an Advent Discernment Series beginning Nov. 30, with reflections, podcasts and weekly emails.
The God Who is to Come – http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/home/ The British Jesuits offer you a daily Advent Retreat consisting of a series of daily mediations on the Sacred Scripture.