Creating Sacred Space for Advent

Sacred Advent from Loyola Press

What does it mean to call something “sacred?” According to the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (InterVarsity Press), “a sacred space is a place where God is encountered in a special or direct way by virtue of which the very place becomes holy and set apart from ordinary space.”

This Advent, embrace the season as a sacred space and do so from the ease of your e-mail inbox. Sacred Advent is a daily e-mail prayer break during a busy season. Each day’s message invites you to a step-by-step progression of praying with a Scripture reading and related points of reflection. The messages also include suggestions for further exploration of Advent themes through additional online articles and prayers.

Based on the writings of Sacred Space, the trusted online prayer site by the Irish Jesuits, Sacred Advent will make this Advent a season filled with sacred moments. Sign up to receive the daily messages from the First Sunday of Advent through the Christmas season.

For Advent activities to use in your classroom, browse the array of resources here at Catechist’s Journey. Advent calendars, Arts & Faith: Advent, and other activities and book suggestions can be found at LoyolaPress.com/Advent. Bookmark these pages for reference as we head into this joyful season of preparation.

About Joe Paprocki 2164 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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