- A Catholic Family Advent : Prayers and Activities
- Helpful Catholic book for celebrating Advent
For many families, the four weeks leading up to Christmas can be a time of great stress, unrealized dreams, a commercial blur, and a financial burden. Susan Hines-Brigger, the mother of four children, knows well that the days counting down to Christmas can easily become for parents and grandparents a nightmare of whiny behavior, crowded to-do lists, and a less-than-spiritual experience. That's why this mother who has seen and heard it all in her own home during Advent created this resource with prayers and activities: She wants to put Christ back into the family holiday celebration and help families - even hers - become holier. Using A Catholic Family Advent on a daily basis will give Catholic families time together to pray, reflect on Scripture, and do a simple activity together. This daily source of inspiration can be used in the family setting as prayer before or after meals, as morning and evening prayer, or as family time in front of the Advent wreath or Christmas Crèche.
"Susan Hines-Brigger has a way of making every day of Advent relevant...It made me look forward not just to Christmas, but to Advent as well!"
—Judy Zarick, author of Moved by Faith: Stories From American Catholic Radio
"The suggested activities are affordable, doable for a busy family, and focused not only on creating meaningful fun for the family but, as importantly, reaching out to the community beyond."
—Elizabeth Bookser Barkley, author, professor, and chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages at the College of Mount St. Joseph
- By: Susan Hines-Brigger
- Paperback. 64 pages