Resources for Advent

Make your Advent a prayerful time of anticipation with Jesuit prayer resources. 

As members of the greater Ignatian family, we are blessed to have many prayer resources available to us. If you’re looking for something special for Advent, you may want to visit one of the following:   

A great daily resource for Advent, and all throughout the year, is Each day provides the scripture reading, an Ignatian reflection and a short prayer. The Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province recently became a partner in the Jesuit Prayer ministry. Because of our partnership in this ministry, we will not be emailing weekly reflections during Advent and Lent. Instead, please consider joining the worldwide Jesuit prayer network on

Arts & Faith is an Ignatian spirituality resource from Loyola Press that offers a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures during Advent. 

Our friends at Loyola Press have also pulled together some additional resources on their page devoted to Advent. One of our favorites is the Advent Calendar. You can also sign up for a Sacred Advent Retreat, which sends a daily email with guidede prayer. 

This Advent, Pope Francis invites you to Share the Journey. The Share the Journey Campaign calls the Church around the world to reach out to our immigrant and refugee neighbors. Their Advent Toolkit has a  selection of videos, activities and prayers to help faith communities encounter the experience of our immigrant and refugee neighbors and find new meaning in the Journey of the Holy Family. The website even includes an idea for gift-giving: ethically traded Share the Journey socks. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sale of these stocking stuffers are donated to support Catholic Relief Services’ work with immigrants and refugees.

The Advent Daily Devotional from Georgetown University presents brief reflections and prayers written by students, faculty, staff, and alumni drawn from the University's Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian communities. 

Creighton University's online ministry has an abundance of resources any time of the year, but especially at Advent!

Pray as You Go, a daily podcast from the Jesuits in Britain, is offering a special Advent Retreat

Advent is a perfect time to learn about the art of Ignatian discernment and decision-making. Discerning Advent from God in All Things is available by email. Sign up in the sidebar on the homepage of the website.   

Wishing you and yours a blessed Advent Season as we all prepare for the joy of Emmanuel ... God with us. 

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