Culture of Life Studies
Waiting for Christ with Joyful Anticipation (2021)
Advent is a truly special and unique time of year. It’s a time of preparation, a time of wonder, a time of thanks, and a time of joyful anticipation. In just four short weeks, we will celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. This should cause us to feel great joy.
This Advent, we want to share that joy with you. We want to help you prepare for Christ’s coming by giving you a gift of scripture, a gift of saintly wisdom, and a gift of family togetherness and fun.
This 27-day Advent “calendar” and reflection booklet is meant to be read aloud every day as a family, just as you would open the door to a traditional Advent calendar.
Each day we offer you a joyful Bible verse that speaks of the anticipation of Christ. We include a short reflection to help you ponder God’s words. We then highlight the saint of the day and explain how you can use that saint’s example to build a culture of life in your own homes and communities. Finally, we end with a fun activity you can do as a family that will help bring out the joy of the season.
Enjoy! And happy Advent!