Advent Retreat: The First Week of Advent

by Jim Manney

Welcome to Advent 2010! Our Advent resources this year include the Advent retreat booklet based on the Spiritual Exercises in everyday life. Here on dotMagis each Sunday, you’ll find brief reflections to jump-start your week. Please share your retreat experience with others here throughout the week in the comments.

The First Week of Advent: Journeying Toward an Encounter with the Lord Who Comes

Petition: Ask for the grace of entering into the spirit of Advent, a time of hope, of listening to the Word, of a universal call to spread the Good News.

cell phoneA recorded message: “Sorry I was out when you called. Please leave your name and number.”

Will this be my response to the touch of God upon my life? To that totally unexpected moment when I know beyond doubt that God is and that God is in touch with me?

God doesn’t leave messages; God speaks to the heart. May we keep our lines open 24/7.

—Excerpted from 2011: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Margaret Silf

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Jim Manney

Senior Editor at Loyola Press
Jim Manney is a popular writer on Ignatian topics (God Finds Us, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer) as well as the editor of many books on Ignatian spirituality, including What Is Ignatian Spirituality? He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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