5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath


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Format: Booklet

Publication date: September 30, 2022

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Spend just five minutes a day praying around your Advent wreath with popular author Lisa M. Hendey’s heart-felt reflections and you’ll experience the promise, renewal, and hope of the Advent season.

Hendey—founder of CatholicMom.com—invites you to take up the centuries-old tradition of lighting candles and gathering around an Advent wreath in prayer with family and friends. These scripture-based devotions are perfect for any age and setting, and offer a few minutes of simplicity, focus, and sacred longing as you contemplate and prepare for the great gift of Christ’s birth.

Each day includes an opening antiphon and a closing prayer, a scripture reading, a short reflection, and questions to ponder, journal about, or use in conversation.

The compact size and affordable price make this booklet perfect for homes, classrooms, RCIA, youth groups, adult faith formation, campus ministry, and parish settings.

Free downloads on how to use this book with children of various ages are available on AveMariaPress.com.

Product Details

Pages: 64

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781646801640

Imprint: Ave Maria Press


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  • “Exactly what families need.”

    “Beautiful, eloquent, and best of all, simple! It's exactly what the family needs to enter more deeply into Advent and I look forward to using it at our house around our wreath of waiting.”

    Rachel Bulman
    Contributor to Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

  • “A treasure.”

    “Looking for a way to mark Advent in your home? Look no further!  This little book is a treasure—one that families and other Catholic households can return to year after year as they light the candles of the Advent wreath and embark on the beautiful journey toward Christmas. With a welcome sense of joyful hope, Lisa Hendey gives us a perfect counterpoint to the frenzy and noise of the holidays. Take five minutes a day and share this book with those you love. It's a gift that will last long after Christmas.”

    Deacon Greg Kandra
    Creator of The Deacon’s Bench

  • “Practical.”

    “Lisa Hendey has made at-home catechesis much easier with this collection of Advent prayers and reflections. Families will learn and grow closer to God as they prepare for the coming of Christ with this practical, Advent prayer booklet.”

    Jared Dees 
    Founder of TheReligionTeacher.com

  • “Rich scriptural excerpts and soulful prayers.”

    “What a lovely Advent resource! Lisa Hendey gives us a beautiful devotional that will feed many as they circle their Advent wreaths for quiet prayer and reflection. With rich scriptural excerpts and soulful prayers, this book gives the gift of spiritual refreshment to illuminate the season.”

    Fran Rossi Szpylczyn
    Catholic writer and retreat leader

  • “Simple prayers with a powerful message.”

    “As a Catholic school principal, I look for rich yet easy-to-use resources to share with my families every Advent. 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath provides short, simple prayers with powerful messages that will fit our families’ busy lives nicely!”

    Linda Wiley
    Principal at Holy Trinity School 
    San Pedro, California

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