Let the Holy Family be our light through Advent
as we receive the healing power of Christ.

What will your Advent practice be this year? Here is a wonderful opportunity for you to consider:

Join one of our weekly study groups (or study on your own) for the “Behold! Advent” study with Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT. In this beautiful guided video series, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT— a gentle, loving and healing speaker, author of the bestselling book Restore and co-host of the Abiding Together Podcast — walks with us as we explore familial wounds with the help of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

The companion journal, Behold, features stunning original art by Josiah Henley of Heart of IESVS. Each week will focus on a different theme that we can connect to our life in a practical way:

  • Week one: Motherhood—Receive Mary as our mother and let her tender love soften our hearts toward our earthly mother
  • Week two: Fatherhood—Adopt Joseph as our father and embrace his loving strength as we seek healing in our relationship with our own father
  • Week three: Childhood—Become childlike with Jesus and remember the core of who we are as we release our inner joy and playfulness
  • Week four: Stable—Restore peace and unity in our family and regain hope

Those of us who choose to purchase a journal will journey deeper into the meaning of Advent with a daily meditation, reflection questions, a prayer and journaling space. And those who join a small group will have the chance, each week of Advent, to watch a short video and share with others how this Advent is unfolding for us and our spiritual journeys. We currently have groups on Sunday afternoons @ 2pm, Monday evenings @ 7pm, Wednesday mornings @ 10am and Thursday evenings @ 7pm (Sunday afternoons will be via zoom only; all others will be both zoom and in-person.)

RSVP to Rosemarie at RMcKenney@sjasr.org