Prepare for the Lord with the SDBs and Presentation Sisters

Prepare for the Lord with the SDBs and Presentation Sisters

Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 17:00

Prepare for the Lord with the SDBs and Presentation Sisters

Come, Lord Jesus, and stay with us (we are in, and not doing the shopping!!!). This Advent, we have more than the usual distractions as we await the coming of Jesus, and the Presentation Sisters and the Salesians of Don Bosco have come together to offer opportunities to reflect during the season.

Sr Susan Richert PBVM and Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB invite you to an Advent Camino, with daily reflections, and we are also offering an interactive Advent Retreat Day on Zoom, to share thoughts with others and find some stillness and spiritual nourishment in the challenging world of today. We are aware that not everyone has access to online communication, so we will also be making resources available in a format that can be printed out and shared with others, and we do encourage you to do this for any of your friends and family who would like to have these materials but can't access them online.


Fr Gerry has prepared a series of daily reflections, taking us on a Camino for our strange times. These will be offered for the week on the day before each Sunday of Advent. Sr Susan has sourced activities for children too, so the whole family can share the journey. If you have subscribed to our 'Seasonal Reflections', the Advent Camino will arrive in your inbox on Saturday mornings, ready for the coming week, beginning on 28 November. If you are not already subscribed, please sign up here for e-news and select 'Seasonal Reflections'. Alternatively, you can email, and ask to be added to the Seasonal Reflections email list.

On Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th December 2020, a vigil service will be offered, for you to download at your leisure. A wonderful way to end your Camino!

Read more about the Advent Camino here.


Join us on Zoom for an interactive Retreat Day, on Saturday 12th December 2020 from 10.30am-1.00pm

Fr Gerry has created a morning of reflection and prayer, which will be facilitated by Sr Susan and Clare Lewis, our Province Communication Manager. Places on the Zoom Retreat Day are limited, so that we can maintain an atmosphere in which people feel comfortable sharing if they choose to, so please register as soon as possible to be sure of a place.

After you have registered, materials will be sent out to you for reflection and prayer, and the Zoom meeting link will be sent out the day before the event.

This is a separate activity from the Advent Camino - you don't have to 'sign up' to both, but of course, we'd love it if you did!

Please register for the Advent Retreat Day as soon as you can.

How to register:

Use the 'More information' link below to fill in a Google Form with your name and email address.

OR if you prefer to register by email, contact Clare on

We will also be making an adapted version of the Advent Retreat Day available in a format that can be printed and shared, so please let Clare know if you would like a copy if you can't access the Zoom, or for you to share with a friend.

We look forward to sharing the Advent journey with you.

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