Prepare the Way
of the Lord!

Enter into the spirit of the Advent season with calendars, lectio divina guides, prayers and more.

Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) 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.  The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).

Click here for an Advent calendar and other Advent resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.