Advent Resources from Holy Cross Ministries

Published: November 30, 2012

Author: Stephanie Sibal

Family Rosary Advent App

The first Sunday in Advent, Dec. 2, 2012, ushers in a time of waiting for the birth of the Christ Child. What better time to relieve the stress of the season, deepen our spirituality and strengthen our faith in the Cross as our only hope than to reflect on His coming in the manager in Bethlehem some 2,000 years ago.

Apostolates of the U.S. Province offer a variety of Advent resources to assist with spiritual renewal for the next four weeks.

Family Rosary, sponsored by the U.S. Province as part of Holy Cross Family Ministries, is offering a free, new mobile prayer app for Advent. “Family Rosary Christmas: Advent Daily Reflections” provides Scripture, reflections and meditative music for the season. It is available at for iPhone, iPad and smartphones.

The Unsheltered Heart

Ave Maria Press, founded by Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., in 1865, is a major Catholic publisher and a leader in Catholic high school religion textbooks, parish resources and books on prayer and spirituality. Ave Maria offers a number of Advent resources in print, including two from Holy Cross priests: