Redwoods Logo

The Advent Reboot

The Advent Reboot

December 4, 2020

Advent is a rich liturgical season celebrated in the church and especially among monastics, as a preparation for the coming of the Lord.  Advent offer a critique of our consumer approach to Christmas.  It is a time to go inward, to open our hearts to the birth of Christ.  Advent invites us to discover those inclinations in our inner and outer lives that may impede this Holy Birth.   

Here are some offerings to help your preparation for the coming of the Lord:

Sr. Kathy’s Chapter Talks

Sr. Gertrude’s Daily Lectio

Technically Advent is a penitential season: the liturgical color is purple.  But there can be a distinction in that color – it often tends toward a mid-night blue.  Like the clear midnight blue of the sky, Advent anticipates a new dawn, the coming of Christ, the Prince of Peace.  So the penitential aspect here is more of a cleaning out, making room and preparing a space for the arrival of a new birth.  Any sacrifice is marked with anticipation and joy.

Latest Blog
Chapter Talks

Surrender is the Highest Form of Freedom

“Surrender is the highest act of freedom,” wrote Edith Stein/Sr. Teresa Benedicta (Essential Writings, p.145).  This profound statement encapsulates what Jesus embodied in his life, death, and resurrection.  Looking briefly

Read More
Abbey Cooks

Monastery Lentils

Monastery Lentils A popular Guest House recipe that is vegan, easy to make and packed with flavor.  Recipe calls for dry herbs – but use fresh for extra flavor. Serve

Read More

Ash Wednesday

Fast from hurting words … and say kind words, Fast from sadness … and be filled with gratitude, Fast from anger … and be filled with patience, Fast from pessimism … and

Read More
Sign Up For Our Email List
Subscribe to Our Newsletter