The Advent Retreat
It is therefore the Virgin of Carmel invoked in this beautiful prayer that will guide us through Advent. It is she who, slowly but firmly, will lead us to the joy of Christmas through 5 stages:
- 1st Sunday: A Promise of Happiness
- 2nd Sunday: The Work Garment
- 3rd Sunday: This Joy That Strengthens
- 4th Sunday: A Star and a Cloud
- Solemnity of Christmas: A Door Opens
Each Friday an email will arrive: there you will find an audio summary, 3-4 minutes in length, and an internet link (article, video, montage, etc.) - a path for deeper reflection. You can also download the text (in 3 formats: .pdf, word, .pdf for mobile) which includes a meditation for the following Sunday, and an Advent calendar (quotes and images), spiritual nourishment for each day, from Monday to Saturday.
A happy start to Advent with the Virgin Mary!
Fr. Cyril Robert, ocd (Convent of Paris)