Sharing Our Hearts and Hope: An Advent and Christmas Journey

Welcome to our virtual Advent celebration—Sharing Our Hearts & Hope: An Advent & Christmas Journey. We invite you to join us as we connect with friends near and far during this joyous season from the beginning of Advent on November 29 through Epiphany on January 6, 2021. We'll collect the links to all the shared content here, so make sure to visit this page if you miss a day.

Make sure you’re following us on our social channels—@SistersofHM on Facebook and Instagram and @SistersHM on YouTube. You can search the hashtag #sharingourheartsandhope to find all the celebration content.

Jesus in the manager with Mary and Joseph

Week One
November 29
The Advent Wreath
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November 30
"O come, O come, Emmanuel"
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December 1
Oplatek: A Polish Christmas Custom
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December 2
"Songs of Winter's Glens"
By Sr. Mary Elizabeth Henaughan
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December 3
Villa Maria Nativity Display Through the Years
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December 4
The Nativity Scene
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December 5
The Second Sunday of Advent
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Week Two
December 6
A Reading for the Second Week of Advent
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December 7
The Cherry Tree Carol
Rhonda Paglia, a local friend, shares a musical offering with us today.
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December 8
A New Recipe for Your Repertoire
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December 9
Creative Card Crafting
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December 10
Mixed Faith Household Traditions
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December 11
Parish Ministry Memories
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December 12
"In Joyful Anticipation"
An Advent Reflection by Sandra Lucas, HM Associate
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Week Three
December 13
A Reading for the Third Week of Advent
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December 14
"Joy to the World"
Music Performance from 2014 Villa Maria Nativity Display
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December 15
A Brief History of Advent and Liturgy
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December 16
Advent & Christmas Haiku
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December 17
The O Antiphons of Advent
"O Wisdom"
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Cookie Traditions
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December 18
The O Antiphons of Advent
"O Lord or Ruler"
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December 19
The O Antiphons of Advent
"O Rod of Jesse"
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Week Four
December 20
The O Antiphons of Advent
"O Key of David"
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December 21
The O Antiphons of Advent
"O Dayspring"
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December 22
The O Antiphons of Advent
"O Desire of Nations"
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December 23
The O Antiphons of Advent
"O Emmanuel"
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December 24
The Christ Candle
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December 25
"The Birth"
By Sr. Mary Elizabeth Henaughan
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December 26
Mini Nativity Display
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Week Five
December 27
The Christmas Pie
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December 28
Villa Christmas Door Tour
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December 29
Christmas Memories
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December 30
Nativity Traditions
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December 31
Villa Christmas Celebrations
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January 1
Happy New Year's Blessings!
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January 2
Winter at Villa Maria
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Week Six
January 3
The First Epiphany
Matthew 2:1-12
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January 4
A Reflection for the Season
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January 5
Thank You for Sharing Your Hearts and Hope
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January 6
What is Epiphany?
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January 7
Nativity Collection
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January 8
Sharing Our Hearts and Hope: A Wrap Up 
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