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Advent Retreat

Advent 2023 dates: Sunday, December 3rd - Sunday, December 24th. 
Each of the four Sundays in Advent offer a theme for prayer and reflection. The resources offered here are from last year's Advent Retreat, so the dates will reflect that time.  These resources are being offered completely free, as a gift for you.


From the comfort of your home, the uniqueness of your city, and with our ever-present God, you can customize these resources to fit the retreat style that best suits your life.  I recommend exploring these resources ahead of time and then taking a moment to establish a rhythm for your Advent journey.


Izabela Cormier

Founder, Porch Swing Soul Care

Some helpful resources for your Advent Retreat: 
Bible Gateway


to your Self-Guided Advent Retreat

Read this first.  This intro will equip you with practical ideas as you develop your retreat during this season of Advent.  It provides a brief history of this liturgical season and recommendations for supplemental materials.

You'll find the guide for each week in the sections below.  To view on your device, simply click the images and you'll be taken to the page for each week. 

To download for print or more focused reading, 

simply click the PDF icon.

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Candle Guide

This infographic serves as a meditation guide while you light candles and ponder the meaning of each weekly theme.   You may use this with or without the lighting of actual candles.


Week 1

Nov. 27th - Dec. 3rd

Week 2

Dec. 4th - 10th


Week 3

Dec. 11th - 17th

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