For 2013, our Advent podcasts focus on the call of Christ to various acts of service in the life of the Church in England and Wales. They can be found on iTunes and RSS and you can follow the series on twitter using the hashtag #Thought4Advent. Why not listen and add your thoughts? We are uploading one-a-day from Sunday 1 December through to Christmas Day.
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This special reflection is more a Thought for Christmas than Advent and sees the Bishops' Consultant on the Middle East North Africa region, Dr Harry Hagopian, deliver an authentic slice of what it's like to celebrate the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
It's the last day of Advent and the waiting and anticipation is almost over. Today we have an excellent reflection from Monsignor James Cronin, the National...Read more
Education is the focus for today's 'Thought for Advent'. Paul Barber, Director of the Catholic Education Service, looks at the importance of authentic witnes...Read more
Motherhood is a central Advent theme but let's also remember the call to fatherhood as we approach the birth of Christ. So, who better to reflect on this tha...Read more
Back at the start of Advent, on 4 December, we remembered the people of the Middle East North Africa in a day of prayer in England and Wales. Now, as we appr...Read more
Today we head to the very place where Jesus taught his disciples the beautiful and universal prayer for all Christians - the 'Our Father'. Once again we're i...Read more
Today's 'Thought for Advent' looks at the challenge of reflecting the Good News that was proclaimed at the very first Christmas. Dylan Parry, Editor of Oremu...Read more
We return to the Holy Land for the Third Sunday of Advent. Dr James Hanvey SJ, outside the Church dedicated to St Joseph in Nazareth, gives us his 'Thought f...Read more
Today's 'Thought for Advent' comes from Jim McManus - the Director of Public Health in Hertfordshire. It's the feast day of St John of the Cross, a Carmelite...Read more
Sr Lynda Dearlove is our podcast contributor today. Lynda's the CEO of Women at the Well, a charity working with vulnerable women who are involved in street-...Read more
Bishop John Arnold, an auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster, gives today's 'Thought for Advent' reflection. Back in 1993, Bishop John wrote 'The Q...Read more
Poverty is not seasonal but is possibly more visible at this time of year. Christmas can also be a time of excess for many of us. Today's reflection for our...Read more
It's the Second Sunday of Advent and in today's reflection we return to the lands of Christ's birth and ministry. Dr James Hanvey SJ offers his thoughts from...Read more
Who better than a Benedictine monk to extol the virtue of moments of silence? That's what we've got for you today in our #thought4advent podcast reflection....Read more
Today's Advent podcast reflection comes from Sister Cathy Jones and looks at Christ's call to religious life. A Religious of the Assumption, Sister Cathy tal...Read more
Today's the Catholic Church's World Day of Migrants and Refugees so this 'Thought for Advent' reflection comes from Bishop Patrick Lynch, the Chair of the Of...Read more
It's the first weekday of Advent and in today's reflection for our seasonal podcast series 'Thought for Advent', Dr James Hanvey SJ looks how Advent is a tim...Read more