Is the holiday season already overwhelming you?
The Christmas music is already playing on the radio. You’re already being pummeled with advertisements about getting your Christmas shopping done. You are constantly being reminded that Christmas is only a few weeks out.
You can already feel the joy of the season slipping away.
So now is the perfect time to stop, recollect, and ask ourselves: How am I going to make this Advent different? How do I plan to keep my peace and joy, and keep Christ at the center all through the season?
Here at Good Catholic, we have a perfect solution.
Kickoff retreat + daily devotional = the most peaceful Advent ever.
Deep inside ourselves, we know that Advent is supposed to be peaceful, devotional, and Christ-centered. But so often, the secular rush of shopping, decorating, and doing things overtakes us before we know it.
At Good Catholic, we know the struggle. So we’ve come up with a two-pronged approach to help you find peace and keep it from the first day of Advent to the last.
First, start your Advent right by attending our online Advent retreat, Sacred Stillness, on December 2nd, the day before Advent starts. Led by Morning Offering host Fr. Jeffrey Kirby and featuring Abiding Together co-host Heather Khym and author Tsh Oxenreider, this intentional time of prayer, reflection, and quiet is the perfect way to start the season. Plus, your retreat comes with a digital journal for use throughout Advent, a curated playlist, and recording (see details below)!
Second, travel to Bethlehem with Mary and Joseph in our popular series Journey to Christmas, featuring Good Catholic favorite Fr. Matthew Kauth. This is the ideal devotional for a busy Catholic: you get a daily email right in your inbox with everything you need, and you can do as much or as little as you like. Enjoy traditional devotions, inspiring reflections, and a weekly check-in video with Fr. Kauth.
We’ve got it all lined up for you. Sign up for Journey of Joy and you’ll be registered for our retreat and our Christmas series for 20% off the full price. Join us today and make this the best Advent ever.
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is the pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, SC. He is a moral theologian, Papal Missionary of Mercy, Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College, and the host of Good Catholic’s Morning Offering podcast. He is the author of several books and has been a guest on EWTN, Salt + Light television, the BBC, and Catholic radio.
Heather Khym is the co-host of the internationally popular Abiding Together podcast. She and her husband, Jake, are the cofounders of Life Restoration Ministries, where she serves as director of vision and ministry of the British Columbia–based apostolate. She has more than twenty-five years of experience as a speaker and retreat leader who offers workshops and conferences in the United States and Canada.
Tsh Oxenreider is the author of several books, including Shadow & Light, her sought-after Advent guide, and At Home in the World, her travel memoir about her family’s school year of traveling around the world with one backpack each. She’s also a long-time podcaster, writes the popular newsletter The Commonplace, leads annual pilgrimages to Europe, and serves her local community as a classical humanities teacher. A mother to three teenagers and wife to one husband, Tsh lives with her family in Georgetown, Texas.
Father Matthew Kauth
Fr. Matthew Kauth is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, NC. After completing a Bachelor of Sacred Theology at The Catholic University of America, Fr. Kauth was ordained to the priesthood in 2000. He then served as a parochial vicar, administrator, and pastor for six years. During this time he ... Read More
Genevieve Netherton, a native of Pennsylvania, was raised in a large Catholic family of nine children. She studied at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and received spiritual formation from the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration in Hanceville, Alabama. She is an editor, writer, and ma... Read More
This Event Includes
Digital reflection guide for every day of Advent
We created an Advent guide specifically for our Sacred Stillness retreat so you can extend its fruits into every day of the coming four weeks. Featuring daily reflections, you can use it in addition to Journey to Christmas, pick a few selections from it, or use it however you find it helpful!
Enjoy a special Spotify playlist curated just for you by Good Catholic. Inspiring and peaceful selections will help lift your thoughts to Christ as you journey through the days of Advent.
Connection with a thriving Catholic community
Experience the power of connection in our thriving Catholic community! Engage with fellow believers who share your values, faith, and aspirations. Find support, encouragement, and a sense of belonging. Deepen your spiritual journey, forge lasting friendships, and be part of a community that uplifts and inspires you. Grow together in faith and love.
Recording after the live retreat
Missed the retreat? No worries! With the event recording, you can revisit the valuable content at your convenience. Absorb key insights, reinforce learning, and apply transformative teachings in your own time. Go back whenever you feel like you need a refresher!
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