O Radiant Dawn: 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath

O Radiant Dawn: 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath

by Lisa M. Hendey

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O Radiant Dawn is a daily prayer book created for use around an Advent wreath in Catholic households of any configuration. It contains twenty-eight devotional services, each designed to last only five minutes—an achievable goal for busy families. The single-page service includes: 1) a simple candle lighting, 2) a brief scripture passage paired with a reflection question for adults and older children and one for younger children, 3) silence, and 4) a closing prayer. Rooted in scriptural images of light, O Radiant Dawn can be used in family prayer year after year.

With its many Advent wreath prayers, O Radiant Dawn is an ideal gift for parish-wide distribution and faith sharing groups. It can also be used as a part of an Advent retreat.

Praise for O Radiant Dawn:

“Great work!”

“A beautiful tool to capture the meaning, challenge, and opportunity of Advent. Hendey’s genius is focusing on a season that is so familiar, yet so many do not know how to delve into its deeper meaning. Because she charges the season with practical meaning, the project will change individuals and families and ‘as the family goes, so goes the world.’ Great work!”

Jeff Cavins
Creator of The Great Adventure Bible Study

“Beautiful prayers.”

“Advent can easily become a blur. With these beautiful prayers, Lisa Hendey invites us to pause by the light of our Advent wreaths, as we prepare to welcome the Light of the World.”

R. Scott Hurd
Author of Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach

“Perfect for busy households.”

“Lisa Hendey has answered a longing in my life, and a genuine need in our beloved Church. Bringing together the ancient O Antiphons, scripture, and prayers, with excellent discussion questions, this practical format is perfect for busy households like yours and mine. Now, at last, I’m going to be organized and ready, and my family will be richly blessed by the ever-new tradition of prayer around the Advent wreath.”

Lisa Mladinich
Founder of AmazingCatechists.com

“Pure and joyful.”

“Lisa Hendey’s Catholicism is pure and joyful. Her words and her faith will warm your home and your Advent.”

Paula Huston
Author of Simplifying the Soul

“Brief, yet powerfully reverent.”

O Radiant Dawn offers families and individuals a quiet prelude to grace before meals, a simple prayer to begin the morning, or a respite anytime that seems right. Light the Advent wreath as you pause with these brief yet powerfully reverent, realistic, and reliable Advent prayers.”

Pat Gohn
Founder of Behold Communications and Among Women

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