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Advent Reflections for Mercy Schools

Advent begins on Sunday, November 29. The Sisters of Mercy have shared that their theme for the 2020 Advent season will be 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). Reflections will be published each week of Advent on the Connect with Mercy blog.


To help our students connect with the theme as well, MESA has created a new Advent resource for students with 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.

Advent Reflections for Mercy Students

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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