Advent & Christmas

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

  • St. Nicholas Day | Catholic All Year at Home w/ Kendra Tierney

    Kendra shares her favorite recipes and traditions for celebrating the feast of St. Nicholas (a.k.a. Santa!). Learn how to make mulled wine and cider, speculaas cookies, and deep-fried Dutch meatballs.

    Find this episode's feature recipes and more about liturgical living in the home at Catholic Al...

  • The Fourth Wise Man

    Artaban (Martin Sheen) is a good-hearted magi, and Orantes (Alan Arkin) is his faithful servant. Following a heavenly sign, the pair journey to find the Messiah, carrying with them three precious gifts. For 33 years they pursue Jesus, missing him at every turn. His gifts used up from helping the ...

  • The Role of Nature, Prophecy, & Reason in Seeking the Messiah w/ Tim Gray

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

  • Behold | Advent with Sr. Miriam James, SOLT

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    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 w...

  • Advent: Word Studies | The Bible Project

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    Catholics have long observed the Advent season by meditating on peace, hope, joy, and love. Study these rich biblical words with the Bible Project's Advent series.

    The Bible Project is a nonprofit group dedicated to spreading the Word of God. Through dynamic and engaging videos, they aim to pres...

  • Prepare Your Heart with Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR

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    Join Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR—founder of Corazón Puro—on a multimedia Advent journey led by the saints and the Holy Family to prepare yourself to enter into the story of Christ’s birth through prayer, charity, and joyful acts of service to the needy.

    During each week of Advent, you will embark o...

  • Juan Diego | The Faithful

    This video is not rated, but it contains scenes indicative of the life and times of the saint portrayed. We would recommend Parental Guidance and that parents preview it before watching with children. Recommended ages 9 and up.

    The inspiring story of the first indigen...

  • Nicholas: The Boy Who Became Santa

    Nicholas was still a young child when he discovered a very special secret that changed his life forever. It was the gift of giving, by which he brought happiness to many people. Nevertheless, in sharing this gift, Nicholas had to face many dangers.

    Here is the fascinating story of the boy whose...

  • Kristoph & the First Christmas Tree: A Legend of St. Boniface

    Based on an ancient legend, Kristoph and the First Christmas Tree is a video production drawn from the family-friendly story written by children's author Claudia Cangilla McAdam and illustrated by Dave Hill.

    It's Christmas Eve in the year 722, and the young orphan Kristoph is accompanying the m...

  • O Holy Night, The King is Born: What Christmas Is About | Brother Francis

    Celebrate the wonder and joy of Christmas with Brother Francis in this heartwarming presentation of the birth of God's Son! Witness the moving submission of Mary, Joseph, and others as they make way for our Savior.

    This episode contains:

    "The Christmas Story"—an animated presentation of the...

  • The First Noel

    Recorded live at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, a group of incredibly talented seminarians performed their rendition of the traditional classical English Christmas carol, “The First Noel”. Gather your friends & family, hot chocolate, and sing along!

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Prepara tu corazón con el P. Agustino Torres, CFR

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    Únete al padre Agustino Torres, CFR, fundador de Corazón Puro, en un viaje multimedia de Adviento dirigido por los santos y la Sagrada Familia para prepararte para entrar en la historia del nacimiento de Cristo a través de la oración, la caridad y los actos gozosos de servicio a los necesitados.

  • 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

  • Preparing for Advent w/ Dr. Ben Akers | The Augustine Institute Show

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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...

  • 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 ...

  • FORMED Daily Reflections

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    Sign up at FORMED Daily to receive these daily reflections directly to your inbox.
    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.

  • 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...

  • Los Días del Adviento

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  • Reflexiones de Adviento

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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 ayudará a encontrar el verdadero significado de...

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

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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: Finding Intimacy with God captures the s...

  • 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.