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Advent Calendar

Beginning November 30, visit each day during Advent. Every day a new window opens offering you a moment of solace and reflection as to the true meaning of Advent and the coming Christmas Season. Each window will reveal a special Advent word, meditation and beautiful image. Go to www.SSJE.org/adventword for information about a beautiful Printed Advent Calendar, subscribing to the Adventword by email and responding with an image of your own on Instagram. #adventword


Advent Calendar

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#AdventWord #Receive || The wise men made a long and arduous journey to come to Christ. We have only to open our hearts and put out our hands to receive him now. Br. Geoffrey Tristram || AND WISHING YOU A BLESSED CHRISTMAS FROM THE SSJE BROTHERS

#AdventWord #Love || Tonight is an answer to prayer, and the prayer is God’s own. We are an answer to God’s prayer. We are God’s messengers to bring about the peace and goodwill on earth, and with justice, and provision, and the dignity of love. We are the Christmas gift. Br. Curtis Almquist || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/...

#AdventWord #Delight || Beauty goes beyond mere necessity. Grace, gracefulness, graciousness take us beyond mere necessity to a place of delight, even joy. Br. Mark Brown || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Relate || We are created to be a social being, as God is a social Being. And as the Three Divine Persons have no life whatsoever except in this relativity of action, so have we no life whatsoever except in relative actions towards others. Richard Meux Benson, SSJE (1824-1915) || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/...

#AdventWord #Ask || If we have faith, God will answer our prayers, even if the answer might be, “not yet,” or “that is not what you really need. Think about it and pray again.” Br. David Allen || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Thank || Stop and look for love: any kind word or act of charity, any generosity or forgiveness, any sharing or respect. Thank God for what you see. Receive the joy. Br. Luke Ditewig || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Heal || In a world torn apart by anger, hatred and conflict, we have the privilege to be living signs of a love that can bridge all divisions and heal all wounds. Br. David Vryhof |||| @SSJEWord: Post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/....

#AdventWord #Beautify || The crucial step in creative work is the first step we take beyond the merely functional, the strictly necessary. The pottery jug shaped and glazed with an eye to beauty. The flower brought in from the field to beautify a dwelling. They are indeed small steps. But they are giant leaps toward larger life. Br. Mark Brown || @SSJEWord: Post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/....

#AdventWord #Become || With Christ’s spirit working within us we can be the means by which his saving work is extended throughout the world. We become his hands, his feet, his voice, and like Mary his mother, bring Christ into the world for others. Br. Eldridge Pendleton || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Experience || Pray a prayer – perhaps a risky or even dangerous one. Ask Jesus to be born in your heart anew. Ask God for a new experience of God’s glory – that your heart may be set on fire with love for God and for God’s world. Br. Geoffrey Tristram || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Focus || Our minds are full and our hearts are heavy, weighing us down on the one hand and distracting us on the other. But there is another way to live. We can stop wishing our lives away and live in this moment that God has given us. Br. James Koester || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Expand || Our heart must expand with all the love of heaven, to love all that God loves, to love God in all, to love with the love which God Himself gives, and whereby He makes us one with Himself. Richard Meux Benson, SSJE (1824-1915) || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Risk || We become mature by living life fully – embracing life – taking risks – making mistakes and learning from them. That is how we become perfect. Br. Geoffrey Tristram || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Act || What we do with our hands is as important, and sometimes even more important, than what we think in our minds or speak with our mouths. Faith without works is a dry, lifeless, dead thing. If our faith does not lead us to action, then it has become a dead creedal affirmation of lifeless beliefs. Br. Robert L'Esperance || @SSJEWord:Post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar.

#AdventWord #Breathe || The offer of Christ’s peace is meant to be a gift. And so our prayer for this peace is a prayer of reception. That we have the grace to receive this peace. To take it in, as regularly and necessarily as we breathe. Br. Curtis Almquist || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #WakeUp || Wake up and watch! That is the message of Advent. The effect of Advent on us should be like the blast of a cold shower after we’ve gotten out of bed, sleepy and bleary-eyed. Wake up! Br. Geoffrey Tristram || @SSJEWord: Post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/...

#AdventWord #Encourage || Our direction, our encouragement, our concern can help others to be the people God intends them to be, filled with life and light and freedom. Br. Eldridge Pendleton || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Respond || As big as God is, our conversations will sometimes begin in the simplest of ways….through the beauty of a flower or a strain of a Beethoven symphony. It could be through the cry of an infant or an epiphany that is born out of sheer silence. All we have to do is listen to how God is beginning the conversation and we will then know how to respond. Br. Jim Woodrum || @SSJEWord: Post with #adventword on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook to create a Global Advent Calendar.

#AdventWord #Show Up || I think showing up is a very important spiritual discipline, but the form has to be complemented by God’s ongoing work of formation: what God is giving us is the ability to see and hear and savor and desire now. Br. Curtis Almquist || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Watch || God is continually giving us gifts, but we take them and forget God. The habit of prayer opens the eye of the soul to be watchful for God’s love, to recognize his hand in his gifts. Richard Meux Benson, SSJE (1824-1915) || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Notice || Do you know when you’re caught? Know when you’re caught by God? I often don’t in the moment. But later when I stop and reflect, stop and silence myself in order to listen, I do notice God catching me. Br. Luke Ditewig || @SSJEWord: Post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/...

#AdventWord #Abide || God longs for a temple, not of stone and light, but of flesh and blood and a heart of full of love. Like Mary, you are God’s temple, for when you say ‘yes’ to God you open yourself to God and God’s glory abides in you; when you say ‘yes’ to God, the Word is made flesh and dwells among us. Br. James Koester || @SSJEWord: Post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/...

#AdventWord #Thrive || We were made for “Yes”. The arts and sports are about not merely surviving in this world, but thriving. He said that he came that we might have life—and have it abundantly. We were made for senseless acts of beauty—and fun! Br. Mark Brown || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

#AdventWord #Imagine || During the day, at work, when we feel the pressures of the world’s values getting at us – when we feel lack of self-esteem – we can at once counter the cold dripping tap of anxiety with the warm, faithful images we meditate on in our time of prayer and quiet. Br. Geoffrey Tristram || @SSJEWord: Post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.

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#AdventWord #Remember || Advent is a time to look for “desert places”: the place of solitude, the place of true silence in which we can become fully awake to our sin and God’s forgiving grace which alone can heal it. Br. Curtis Almquist || @SSJEWord: We hope that you will post prayerful images with the #adventword hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to create a Global Advent Calendar. Check out www.aco.org/... & see what others are posting.