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Advent Reflections for Mercy Schools

Sisters of Mercy Reflections

All are invited to take time for prayerful reflection with a weekly Advent series from the Sisters of Mercy. The theme for this year is “We Wait in Joyful Hope.” Five sisters and associates will explore how this concept relates to Mercy’s Critical Concerns even as we anticipate the great joy of the Incarnation.

Global Sisters Report in the Classroom: Advent Lessons

Global Sisters Report in the Classroom offers six Advent lessons that reveal God’s presence through the struggles of our lives. Walk with the sisters as they prepare to welcome Christ amid political unrest, racial tensions, climate disruptions and other challenges.

Mercy Education: Advent Reflections for Mercy Students

Mercy Education created a four-week Advent resource for students based on the four canticles found in the nativity stories of the Gospel of Luke: the Song of Mary (Magnificat), the Song of Zechariah (Benedictus), the Song of the Angels (Glorificamus) and the Song of Simeon (Nunc Dimittis). 

The resources include age-appropriate reflections on the four canticles, suitable for both in-person and virtual classroom use. The reflections include imagery, prayer and reflections and connect to stories about inspirational women and men of Mercy. As part of our commitment to the Earth we encourage you to use these materials digitally rather than printing.

The reflections are available in Google Docs. If you would like to save a copy of a reflection in order to use and/or modify it for your classroom, please review the following instructions.

  • To save/modify in Google Docs: Select File then Make a copy
  • To save/modify in Microsoft Word: Select File, then Download, then Microsoft Word (.docx). When the Word document opens you may be prompted to select Enable Editing at the top.

Song of Mary – Elementary High School

Song of Zechariah – Elementary High School

Song of the Angels – Elementary High School

Song of Simeon – Elementary High School

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