Advent Resources and Blogs
Make your own: templates for creating an Advent Calendar of your own.
Advent Retreat: a retreat you can take online or print out from the Sisters of St. Joseph
Busted Halo Advent Calendar
Caritas Advent Calendar: interactive Advent calendar has a reflection and prayer for every day.
Darkness is My Mother: an Advent Blog by Sister Baya Clare, CSJ, and imaginative, participative Christian prayer and reflection in the Ignatian tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Free Christmas Advent Calendar iOS App for Christian Kids and Schools
Institute for Christian Formation (ICF) Advent Calendar.
Loyola Press Advent Calendar: online and print version for children.
Advent O Antiphons: Advent reflections based on O antiphons, titles for Jesus each day during the season.
Pray as You Go: Advent Retreat in podcast form
St. Margaret Mary Parish Advent Calendar
Taking the Advent Story Home: Vibrant Faith Ministries helps you prepare and celebrate the Advent Season with a free devotional e-book for each day of Advent.
About the Advent Season and its Traditions: prayers and customs.
Advent Music: a collection of music for the Advent Season.
Advent Resources from the Catholic News Agency.
Advent and Christmas resources from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Advent Resources: from Catholic Online.
Advent Family Resources: from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
From catechetical publishers:
Our Sunday Visitor provides Advent prayers, recipes, family guides and more.
Loyola Press features resources on the advent wreath, O Antiphons and more.
Catholic Digest offers some Advent themed articles.
Sadlier Religion has resources available about the season.
4CatholicEducators.com has numerous Advent resources, including music.
Saint Nicholas Day (December 6):
Blessing of the Candy Canes: The candy cane is a treat often associated with Saint Nicholas
Advent and Christmas resources from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops
Blessing for a Christmas Tree: a prayer to bless the family tree.
Blessing for a Creche: a prayer to bless the family's nativity scene.
Christmas Proclamation: a meditation on the historical reality of the birth of Christ.
Lenten Resources from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops
Lenten Fast Facts: background information on Lent and Lenten practices.
The Passion and Death of Jesus by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
Operation Rice Bowl: a Lenten faith formation program from Catholic Relief Services that helps us to live in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable around the world.
Lent 4.5: a seven-week faith formation program which inspires and informs Christian communities on how to use the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to protect God’s creation, embrace Gospel justice and nurture spiritual fulfillment.
Stations of the Cross:
Franciscan Action Network Stations: written for ecological conversion. English Spanish
Meditations for the Stations of the Cross written by Trappist André Louf
Way Of The Cross At The Colosseum led by Pope Benedict XVI
Stations of the Cross by Creighton University's Collaborative Ministry Office
Praying the Way of the Cross with St. Paul of the Cross
Stations of the Cross from EWTN
Virtual Stations of the Cross from Busted Halo.
All About Holy Saturday: history, information, prayers, images and traditions of Holy Saturday.
Holy Thursday: What is Holy Thursday? A video from Rome Reports.
Jesus' Journey to Calvary: a group (family or class) activity about the last days of Jesus.
Trampling Down Death: resources from Catechist Magazine for family and class Easter celebrations