Messenger Publications have published a big collection of books for Advent and Christmas. These include:
In Hearers of The Word Kieran J O’Mahony OSA continues from his series of Year A, with commentaries on the readings for the liturgical period from Advent to the 2nd Sunday of Year B. The prayers and prayer guidance that he provides allow for a multi-dimensional understanding of the Gospel in terms of their historical and theological significance.
We often find it hard to believe that we have a unique voice. Advent begins with “a voice crying in the wilderness”. Every voice matters – especially voices in the wilderness that are stifled and silenced by alienation and apathy. This book by John Cullen dares you to take the time to listen to Advent voices in the wilderness.
A daily prayer experience from Sacred Space, the internationally known online prayer guide invites readers to develop a closer relationship with God during this season of preparation and anticipation. Each day includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and reflection.
The Scripture, prayers, and reflections beginning the first Sunday of Advent 2020 until the end of the liturgical year 2021 will inspire you to a richer daily spiritual experience and invite you to develop a closer relationship with God. Each day includes Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and reflection: The Presence of God, Freedom, Consciousness, The Word, Conversation, and Conclusion.
Taking the reader from the first Sunday of Advent 2020 to the feast of Christ the King 2021, these short reflections attempt to listen to the gospel text on its own terms while showing how it can continue to speak to our church and our world today. The book will appeal to priests in parishes who may wish to prepare a short homily for the weekday Mass, as well as to parishioners who wish to prayerfully reflect on the weekday gospel readings and Lectio Divina groups in parishes.