Sign Up for our Free Daily Email Updates
SpiritualDirection.com / Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Art of Waiting: A Retreat Guide for Advent

November 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Advent, Fr. Bartunek, Retreat Guides

The Art of Waiting: A Retreat Guide for Advent

The Art of Waiting - Available Now
The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, “The Art of Waiting: A Retreat Guide for Advent” is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org.

Advent is a liturgical season meant to be lived with deep spiritual anticipation. It is a time of year in which the Church invites us to look forward to spiritual gifts with the same kind of eagerness and delight that children feel towards material gifts. But how do we do that?

The weeks leading up to Christmas and Epiphany are some of the busiest and most stressful of the year. How can we live them as God wants us to live them? How can we re-learn the childlike art of anticipation and apply it to our grown-up lives?

That’s what this Retreat Guide, “The Art of Waiting: A Retreat Guide for Advent”, will explore.

– In the first meditation, we will learn the art of waiting from Advent’s main characters: John the Baptist, Mary, and Joseph.

– In the second meditation, we will take some time to recall what we are waiting for.

– And in the conference, we will switch gears a bit to look at what God is waiting for as we explore the four phases of Christian growth.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About Fr. John Bartunek, LC

Fr. John Bartunek, LC, S.Th.D, received his BA in History from Stanford University in 1990. He comes from an evangelical Christian background and became a member of the Catholic Church in 1991. After college, he worked as a high school history teacher, drama director, and baseball coach. He then spent a year as a professional actor in Chicago before entering the religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ in 1993. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2003 and earned his doctorate in moral theology in 2010. He provided spiritual support on the set of Mel Gibson’s "The Passion of the Christ" while researching the 2005 Catholic best seller, "Inside the Passion"--the only authorized, behind-the-scene explanation of the film. Fr. John has contributed news commentary regarding religious issues on NBC, CNN, Fox, and the BBC. He also served as the English-language press liaison for the Vatican’s 2005 Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist. His most widely known book is called: "The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer". His most recent books are "Spring Meditations", "Seeking First the Kingdom: 30 Meditations on How to Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength", and "Answers: Catholic Advice for Your Spiritual Questions". Fr. John currently splits his time between Michigan (where he continues his writing apostolate and serves as a confessor and spiritual director at the Queen of the Family Retreat Center) and Rome, where he teaches theology at Regina Apostolorum. His online, do-it-yourself retreats are available at RCSpirituality.org, and he answers questions about the spiritual life at SpiritualDirection.com.

please consider supporting our mission with a donation!

Skip to toolbar