Advent Calendar

2019

Week One

Dedicated to the Sisters of the Infant Jesus Sisters



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Let us pray that this advent will be a time of true spiritual awakening and renewal for  us all as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Infant Jesus.



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'No feather borne on the wind moves with such grace and freedom as do they who allow themselves to be carried by God' Nicolas Barré




Light a candle and watch the flame



The importance of the Advent Wreath

To help us focus on the coming of Christ




Light a candle and remember  your faithful friends 


2018

'May Jesus come to us,

May He  find His delight in us.

And so there will be nothing left for us to desire.' 

Nicolas Barré

Dedicated to Sister Alice

& Sister Georgina



Light a candle for all the sisters that have gone before you.

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Week Two



2018

          Love and Hope

Lord, you hold me in your presence, you watch over everything, all my concerns, all that happens to me. Nothing escapes your adorable guidance of my life- this is enough for me. Nicolas Barré



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Hope is like a river flowing

        out of you and me




Light  candles for peace in our world



'The season of Advent... restores this horizon of hope, a hope which does not disappoint for it is founded on God's Word'

Pope Francis




Light  candles for those who suffer







Light  candles for justice



But those that 

HOPE in the Lord 

will RENEW 

their strength. 

They will SOAR 

on wings like eagles:

They will run & not

 grow weary, they 

will walk and 

not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31



















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Week Three

Joy




“May you always be joyful in your union with the Lord. I say it again: rejoice! Show a gentle attitude toward everyone. The Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart." Philippians 4:4-7

Dedicated to Sister Elizabeth

& Sister Antoinette



Light 3 candles


2018

'Your purpose must be to try to form copies of Jesus Christ and strive to make them so like the original as to reproduce perfect images of God' 

Nicolas Barré




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'Listen to what Jesus Christ said about Himself. He is your model  ' Nicolas Barré




'Each person has something to give & something to receive especially those whom the world looks down on.'Acts GC



'Having reached out to others with gentleness and humility, you must follow this through with a warmth and enthusiasm inspired by love' Nicolas Barré





































Look for Christ & you will find him. And with him everything else'

CS Lewis



'Let your hearts be opened with a holy joy as you contemplate your happiness and the excellence of your vocation' Nicolas Barré

Dedicated to Sister  Frances Dw

& Sister Anne O'



It's  not  whats on the Christmas tree but who is around it


2018


Dedicated to Sister Beatrice

& Sister  Mary Co




Advent flows into Christmas

Week Four

"Be sure not to wander far from the crib of Jesus, so, a great simplicity in everything"

                                                                             Fr. Nicolas Barré


2018


    

Dedicated to

 Sister Rosemary

& Sister  Fidelma  



Light 4 candles & imagine pregnant Mary & Joseph searching for a room in Bethlehem



'Be sure not 

to wander far

 from the crib 

of Jesus, so, a great

 simplicity in

 everything'

Nicolas Barré

Dedicated to 

Sister Bernadette

& Sister Ita H



It is not the gift, but the thought that counts


2018

'Praise, Adore, Love'

Nicolas Barré

Dedicated to Sister Betty

& Sister David



The most glorious mess in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly!


2018

'Do not look for cherries on a plum tree. It is the same with people. Each one has to bear fruit according to one's nature.

Nicolas Barré

Dedicated to Sister Breda

& Sister Noreen McG



If we keep Christ in our heart, Christmas has no end.


2018


Dedicated to Sister Carmel Mc

& Sister Catherine S





2018


Dedicated to Sister Catherine L

& Sister  Mary Joy




                     May you have a 

                 wonderful, peaceful 

                          Christmas 

                        as you share

                              the joy 

                       of the birth of

                     the Infant Jesus


Christmas Night

The Holy Night is nearly here

We've shared our journey with our sisters dear

Listen to the angels' voices

Hear the world as it rejoices

The night when the infant Jesus was born

Come rejoice this Christmas morn

You are invited to scroll down where you will find two short slide meditations.The 

first 'The Journey to Bethlehem' the second 'The birth of Jesus and Flight into Egypt' .