Advent & Christmas

A collection of content centered on the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

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  • Adventus: A Spiritual Pilgrimage

    On behalf of the Augustine Institute, we are offering Adventus: A Spiritual Pilgrimage to everyone this Advent and Christmas Season. In light of the separation we face as communities, this special documentary allows Catholics all around the world to unite and make a spiritual pilgrimage to the Ho...

  • Advent with Tim Gray

    1 season

    This Advent season, walk with Dr. Tim Gray on a journey of renewal to ready your heart for the coming of Christ. Each day of Advent, Dr. Gray will unpack the meaning of this season and its rich traditions, as well as offer practical advice for making this Advent your best yet.

  • Behold | Advent with Sr. Miriam James, SOLT

    1 season

    Let the Holy Family be your light through Advent as you receive the healing power of Christ.

    In this beautiful guided video series, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT—author of the bestselling book Restore and co-host of the Abiding Together Podcast—walks with you as you explore familial wounds wit...

  • How to Choose an Advent Tradition for Your Family

    Is it possible to practice our Catholic faith with our families outside of Sunday Mass? Discover a way to celebrate the liturgical season of Advent with your family with these seven traditions from Kendra Tierney, author of Catholic All Year.

  • Adore | Advent with Fr. John Burns

    Movie + 6 extras

    You have a choice this Advent: Get caught up in the annual rush of shopping, decorating, and parties or slow down and take a few minutes each day to remember who this season is really about—Jesus.

    In Adore, popular author and speaker Fr. John Burns and illustrator Valerie Delgado of Pax.Valerie ...

  • FORMED In the Word

    1 season

    Dive deeply into the upcoming Sunday Mass readings with Dr. James Prothro and Dr. Israel McGrew, biblical scholars from the Augustine Institute. Each week, they will review the upcoming Sunday Mass readings, situate them in their historical and literary context, and illuminate the connection and ...

  • The True Meaning of Christmas with Dr. Michael Barber

    1 season

    Do you love Christmas traditions but don’t know where they come from? Tune in for Dr. Michael Patrick Barber’s Advent reflections called “The True Meaning of Christmas” and learn the meaning behind your favorite Christmas pastimes. To go deeper, be sure to get his accompanying book,"The True Mean...

  • The Augustine Institute Show - Preparing for Advent - Dr. Ben Akers

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    How should we prepare for the liturgical season of Advent? Join Dr. Tim Gray and his guest Dr. Ben Akers to discuss how we can prepare our hearts for Advent.

    Watch Dr. Barber's reflections on "The True Meaning of Christmas" on F...

  • The Twelve Books of Christmas

    Looking for a fun way to celebrate the Christmas season and grow your family library? Katie Warner shares her family’s “Twelve Books of Christmas” tradition and explains how good books are a way of finding truth and beauty in the world.

  • FORMED Daily Reflections

    20 seasons

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    Start your day off right. Be inspired and renewed each morning with a short video from Dr. Tim Gray.

    View all Daily Reflections, according to month and year, in the drop-down menu below.

  • Augustine Institute Bible Conference | The Season of Advent

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    Now is the time to prepare your heart and mind for the coming of the Messiah. Join some of the nation’s most dynamic Scripture scholars on November 20 for a one-day virtual event.

    Included talks:
    - Guiding Star: The Role of Nature, Prophecy, and Reason in Seeking the Messiah by Dr. Tim Gray
    - Ch...

  • How You Can Adopt Mary's Life-Changing Advent Spirit

    Are you looking for ways to grow during the Advent season? Author and convert Haley Stewart outlines how to follow Our Lady’s footsteps during Advent and beyond, using insightful reflections from Caryll Houselander’s “The Reed of God.” Tune in to Haley’s beautiful talk and ponder how to become a ...

  • In Search of a Story | Advent Retreat

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    At the outset of the local phase for the Synod on Synodality, Archbishop Aquila is inviting the entire archdiocese of Denver on retreat to encounter the story of Why We Exist. This five-part series will unpack what God has done in history to create us out of love, and rescue us once we were capt...

  • Brother Francis: The Days of Advent

    1 season

    Brother Francis leads us on a daily journey in this special seasonal celebration of the coming of the Lord! Featuring meditations, prayers, and suggested activities to keep our focus on Christ this Christmas.

    View the entire Brother Francis collection here: https://watch.formed.org/brother-franc...

  • Los Días del Adviento

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  • Reflexiones de Adviento

    1 season

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    ¿Cómo te estás preparando para la Navidad?
    Este Tiempo de Adviento, enriquece tu oración diaria caminando con el P. Luis Granados en un viaje de renovación, para preparar tu corazón a la venida de Cristo.
    Cada día de Adviento, el P. Luis Granados te a...

  • Lectio: Prayer Finding Intimacy with God with Dr. Tim Gray

    1 season

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    With the clear teaching and artistry of the Augustine Institute's Lectio series, Dr. Tim Gray masterfully uses the discipline of Lectio Divina to show you how to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy.

    In six video sessions, Lectio: Prayer: Fi...

  • Embracing the Season of Waiting

    Every year we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus and his coming into our lives. In her talk, Sarah Christmyer offers insight on the Jesse tree, the story of salvation, and the story of David to help us enter the waiting of Christmas. During our current season of life, we can look forward to ...

  • Why Almsgiving by Dr. Michael Barber

    Advent, the season in which we prepare for Christmas, is a penitential season. One of the key acts of penance that the Church recommends is almsgiving. But why? Citing the Old and New Testaments, the Catechism, and his own engaging personal stories, professor and author Dr. Michael Barber explain...

  • Expectant Mother Mary

    We are excited to announce our series of FORMED Now! Christmas and New Year special episodes. In these episodes, professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School will lead us in reflections throughout the season from December 22nd through January 11th.

    FORMED Now! will return to its re...

  • Making Advent Great for Kids

    Dr. Tim Gray and Paul McCusker discuss how to help kids experience Advent as a joyful season of preparation for Christmas.

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  • Celebrating Littleness this Advent Season

    When was the last time you stopped to notice little miracles in your life? Through the story of Venerable Pierre Toussaint, Elizabeth Tomlin shows us how little mustard seeds of faith can have significant impacts.

  • Tell Me About Your Advent Traditions

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    Professors of the Augustine Institute share some Advent traditions they have in the home to help us all live liturgically this Advent!

  • The Spirituality of Advent

    Dr. Tim Gray discusses the spirituality of Advent and the joy of waiting for Christ.
    To get your copy of Waiting for Christ: Meditations for Advent and Christmas Reflections of St. John Henry Newman, click here