Includes a 4-week lesson program with suggested responses and commentary on the biblical text.
The four weeks leading up to Christmas mark the beginning of the Western Church’s liturgical year. The Church stresses that Advent is a time of reflection, meditation, and preparation. This study will follow the Catholic Scripture Study format but will concentrate on the Sunday lectionary readings and incorporate the ancient method of Lectio Divina (praying the Scriptures). To prepare, each participant will read the Sunday readings along with the “Points to Ponder” commentary, answer the study questions, and “pray the Scriptures.” During Advent, we should be focused on preparing ourselves for the coming of Christ. Are we ready for the King? Are our hearts ready to receive our Savior?
This study is used for the lectionary readings of Cycle A (2010, 2013, 2016, etc.).
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- Examines the Sunday readings of Advent during Cycle A
- Comes with study questions for group study and individual testing
- Includes a Group Leader Guide to assist leaders in facilitating discussion
Praise for the Print Edition
This Bible study program is rooted in sound Biblical scholarship and in the Church’s magisterium. I hope you will welcome and support this important Bible study program in your parishes.
—Most Rev. Peter Jugis, bishop, Charlotte
This program covers all the desirable bases—thorough textual analysis and exegesis, stimulating questions to engage the individual subscriber, and direct and faithful connections of what has been studied to the Catechism, and to the magisterial writings of the Church. I can easily assure any pastor, that this program will not only enhance the spiritual lives of your people individually, but also the level of spiritual vitality of your parish.
—Most Rev. John F. Donoghue, archbishop emeritus, Atlanta
- Title: Advent: Preparing for Christ, Cycle A
- Author: Cindy Morales
- Series: Catholic Scripture Study International Studies
- Publisher: Catholic Scripture Study International
- Publication Date: 2010
- Pages: 60
About the Author
Cindy Morales has a MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She is a revert to the Catholic Church and is currently the director of religious education at St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Northfield, IL.