Week 2

Week 2

Explore the seasons of Advent and Christmas with other great videos, audiobooks, and talks by visiting our Advent & Christmas collection: https://watch.formed.org/advent-and-christmas

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Week 2
  • 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 ...

  • Lectio: Prayer: Episode 1: Prayer: An Intimate Dialogue

    Prayer is one of the most basic elements of a life of faith, but it isn't always easy to do. Though we're taught that prayer is a "conversation," we often feel as if the conversation is completely one-sided. In this first session, Dr. Gray shows how the solution to the problem of prayer can be fo...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Week Two | Adore: Advent with Fr. John Burns

    Join Fr. John Burns as he journeys deeper into the theme for week two: preparation.

  • Tell Me About Your Advent Traditions: Wreaths and Prayer

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

  • 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!

  • Episode 4: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

  • Episode 5: St. Nicholas

    Who is St. Nicholas and what does he have to do with Santa? Find out in this episode with Dr. Michael Barber.

    Watch all of The True Meaning of Christmas video series with Dr. Michael Barber.

    To go deeper, be sure to get his accompanying book,"The True Meaning of Christmas", available on Catholi...

  • Episode 6: The Shepherds in the Field