Our relationship with creation this Advent season


27 Nov 2017

Jesuit Communications is inviting people to connect more prayerfully with creation this Advent season.

The Advent Season of Creation series at Pray.com.au will look at the daily Scripture readings in the light of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’.

The readings of Isaiah during Advent are full of realism about the world, a broad sense of God’s presence in the natural world, the conviction that relationship to God affects the whole environment and not just our hearts. The Gospels during Advent are mostly vivid stories that show what faith in Christ is like and what the coming of Jesus means to us. They encourage us to pray for a more profound faith.

Each day, a Catholic writer will take a more in-depth look at these readings, and connect them to the messages in the Pope’s landmark environmental encyclical. Drawing from their reflections and experiences, each will help people take their own journey through Advent.

The guest writers are:

1st-week reflections (Monday to Saturday): Andrew Hamilton SJ

2nd-week reflections (Monday to Saturday): Michael McGirr

3rd-week reflections (Monday to Saturday): Rachel McLoughlin IBVM

Sunday and Christmas reflections: David Holdcroft SJ

Daily videos will accompany each reflection – a handy tool for those wanting to use them in prayer groups or personal prayer.

You can follow the daily reflection series in a variety of ways:

Pick up a copy of the Summer edition of Madonna magazine here

Follow along online on Pray.com.au website with our December 3 to 24 reflections here

Sign up for the daily e-newsletter from Pray.com.au here

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