We are excited to let you know that we are now taking orders for Blessed—Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections 2021 including discount pricing for bulk orders as well as a GST free option for Australian Catholic Religious Groups!
This year has been a rollercoaster of emotions and challenges, especially in light of recent lockdowns. As we hopefully ease back into the routines of our lives from the advent of lockdown, may we see how our re-emergence into new life mirrors the Advent season as we await the birth of the Saviour. God chose Mary to give birth to Jesus, and Christ has chosen us as his dwelling when we meditate on his Word and receive him in the Eucharist.
As we countdown the days to Christmas during these difficult times, we pray that by meditating on God’s Word in these daily Advent and Christmas reflections, you may be graced with moments of silence to ponder in your heart (cf. Lk 2:19) the many “blessings” in your life—inspiring you in your call to “blessedness” (that is, “holiness”) where true happiness is gained (cf. Pope Francis, Gaudete et exsultate, 64).
Blessed is a 92-page pocket-size book containing short spiritually rich, yet accessible, daily reflections from the beginning of Advent (28 November 2021) through to the Baptism of the Lord (9 January 2022).
Blessed also features beautiful religious artworks from the Masters such as Murillo, Strozzi, Jouvenet, Botticelli and Reni with enlightening “Artwork Spotlight” reflections written by the popular Monsignor Graham Schmitzer.
Many of your favourite contributors are back with us this year including: Mother Hilda Scott OSB, Fr. Antony Jukes OFM, Sr. Anastasia Reeves OP, Fr. Christopher G Sarkis, Sr. Elena Marie Piteo OP, Fr. Sean Cullen, Therese Mills MGL, Peter Gilmore, Trish McCarthy, Fr. Mark De Battista, Fr. Dan Serratore MGL, Sr. Magdalen Mather OSB, Matthew Okinga, Sr. Mary Helen Hill OP, Fr. Richard Green OSPPE, Michelle Vass, Jude Hennessy, Darren McDowell, Seth Harsh and Ken Bryant. We also have some brilliant new contributors this year including: Katherine Stone MGL, Br Lewis Harwood FSC and Bernadette Toohey MGL.
We are excited to bring you the wisdom and spiritual direction of these wonderful contributors, so don’t delay in purchasing your copies before they all sell out. Many customers buy bulk copies of the book for family and friends as an alternative to Christmas cards. We have included a page in the book for you to write your Christmas gift message.
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To purchase you copies, just select whether you are purchasing as an individual or on behalf of a GST free Catholic Religious Group and you will see the discounted bulk pricing rates.
If you have any questions or you would like to place a phone or email order, call us on (02) 4222 2411 or [email protected]
N.B. If you live in the Diocese of Wollongong, please check with your parish, school, agency or religious order before ordering as they may be ordering copies on your behalf.
Shipping of the books will commence in mid-October. We will send you an email confirmation when your order is shipped.