What better way to bring peace to your home during Advent than with sacred Advent music and a simple Advent daily devotional?
Advent at Ephesus
They are young. They are hidden. They are extremely musical. And now they have a worldwide album distribution deal. But they donâ€™t set foot beyond northwest Missouriâ€™s rolling farmland. Why? Because they are contemplative sisters who live an austere yet joyful life set apart from the world.
Just a few short weeks ago, the priory of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, became a modern, high-tech recording studio for three days. The world can now hear the fruits of that transformation as De Montfort Music/Decca releasesÂ Advent at Ephesus. The 16-track CD includes many of the sistersâ€™ favorite Advent hymns including an original composition.
Advent at Ephesus represents a rare approach — one that focuses on music celebrating the quiet, introspective anticipation of the Nativity that is the foundation of the Advent season.Â Early reviews suggest it could be one of the surprise hits of the year.Â Preorders have poured in, and the CD isÂ tracking in Amazonâ€™s Classical Music top 10 for almost two weeks.
ClickÂ hereÂ for more info about Advent at Ephesus.Â
O Radiant Dawn
O Radiant Dawn, a new book by Lisa Hendey, represents another opportunity to purposefully slow down and soak up the graces of the Advent Season. Organized as a daily prayer book, it is intended for use around an Advent wreath in any Catholic household. The book contains twenty-eight devotional services, each designed to last only five minutes â€” an achievable goal for busy families. Rooted in scriptural images of light,Â O Radiant DawnÂ can be used year after year.
ClickÂ hereÂ for more info about O Radiant Dawn.Â
And the best news of all? We are giving away both in one giveaway! Today, and today only — Tuesday, November 20, 2012. To enter, simply leave a comment before midnight, central standard time.
Finally, an exciting announcement!Â Lisa Hendey will be our special guest on Catholic Women Now on Iowa Catholic Radio next week. We’ll be chatting aboutÂ O Radiant DawnÂ and sharing tips on how to keep “the Advent in Advent.” If you’re not a local listener, you can alwaysÂ listenÂ online here. Tune in and tell a friend!
Monday @ 9:00AM
Tuesday @ 2:30PM
Friday @ 1:30PMÂ
Saturday @ 11:30AMÂ (all times central)
Now scroll down and enter to win!