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Prepare in Silence

December 4, 2022

Second Sunday of Advent

The average American home has 11 devices connected to the internet. Many of those devices are always on and always working to capture our attention. Our digital age makes it harder to find silence.  

That’s why families should take advantage of this beautiful Advent season to create space for silence in their homes by taking 15 minutes each day of silence. At first, we might feel distressed without the noise to which we have become accustomed. But, with time, that gift of silence will open our hearts to the depth of God’s love for us.   

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Isaiah 11:1-10

The lion shall lie down with the lamb. 

Psalm 72

Justice shall flourish in his time. 

Romans 15: 4-9

May God encourage you to think in harmony with one another. 

Matthew 3:1-12

Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. 


Take a moment to watch Fr. Justin Ryan’s video reflection with your children. Ask them: 


  • Can you think of a time that you found silence to be a gift?

  • How do you think we could create more space for silence in our home?

Go Deeper

Check out the other resources on Archdiocese of Seattle’s Advent: the Ultimate Gift webpage.

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