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The Advent Season

Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (meaning, "ad-venio in Latin or "to come to") is the season leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. Advent devotions remind us of the meaning of the season. Special Advent devotions include the lighting of the Advent wreath; the Advent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. which helps remind us of the season with daily thoughts and activities; Advent prayers that prepare us spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ. (Source:USCCB)


Advent-NovenaThe Advent Novena

You should begin your Novena* on December 17th, starting with Track 2.  The next day, you should continue with Track 3, and so on, listening to the next track in sequence every day.  With each new day, Fr. Thomas Acklin will give a meditation and lead you in prayer.  In the meditations, Father Acklin will unpack the richness of the traditional "O" Antiphons, taken from the Church's daily prayers during the days leading up to Christmas.

Thank you for your support of Relevant Radio.  We pray that this Novena may enrich your prayer life and that you may grow closer to Our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.  May God bless you!

* A novena consists of nine consecutive days of prayer for a special intention.

01. Advent Novena Introduction
    - Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B.
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02. Advent Novena - Day 1
    - December 17
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03. Advent Novena - Day 2
    - December 18
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04. Advent Novena - Day 3
    - December 19
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05. Advent Novena - Day 4
    - December 20
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06. Advent Novena - Day 5
    - December 21
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07. Advent Novena - Day 6
    - December 22
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08. Advent Novena - Day 7
    - December 23
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09. Advent Novena - Day 8
    - December 24
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10. Advent Novena - Day 9
    - December 25
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History, Purpose & Meaning
New Advent
Catholic Online


Advent Calendar
1st Sunday of Advent – Purple

2nd Sunday of Advent – Purple
3rd Sunday of Advent – Rose
4th Sunday of Advent – Purple

Advent Articles

Pope Francis: Advent is a journey towards horizon of hope
“For the great human family it is necessary to renew always the common horizon toward which we are journeying. The horizon of hope! This is the horizon that makes a good journey...” - Pope Francis
Advent Commandment: Rejoice!
Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Advent Prayer
Daily Prayers and Reflections
Christmas Novena (December 16-24)
Relevant Radio Family Christmas Rosary Novena (December 16-24)
Practical Prayers During Advent