ORDER NOW: Adore–Advent & Christmas Reflections 2020

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Posted 7 September 2020 in News

Catholic Diocese of Wollongong is now taking orders for 'Adore—Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections 2020' book – including discount pricing for bulk orders as well as a GST free option for Australian Catholic Religious Groups.

In the day-to-day reality of our lives, especially during the busyness of end-of-year activities, it is easy for us to lose sight of what we are truly preparing for during Advent and celebrating at Christmas—the Incarnation. The magnitude of this event was not lost on the shepherds and the Magi who came to adore the Child who is truly Emmanuel: God-with-us.

As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) wrote in God Is Near Us: The Eucharist, The Heart Of Life: “Without adoration, there can be no transformation of the world.” The life of the creature must be one of adoration. This life of adoration was also not lost on our Blessed Mother who cried out in her Magnificat: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my saviour…. The almighty works marvels for me. Holy is his name” (Lk 1:46–49).

Inspired by the shepherds, Magi and our Blessed Mother, this year’s reflection book, Adore, provides a wonderful opportunity for us to take a quiet step out of our daily lives and refocus our attention on the Lord in adoration of what he has done for us through his Son.

Adore is an 88-page pocket-size book containing short spiritually rich, yet accessible, daily reflections from the beginning of Advent (29 November 2020) through to the Baptism of the Lord (10 January 2021).

Adore also features beautiful religious artworks from the Masters such as Ghirlandaio, Poussin, Champaigne, Botticelli, Le Brun, Fra Angelico and Rubens with enlightening “Artwork Spotlight” reflections written by the popular Monsignor Graham Schmitzer.


Many of your favourite contributors are back with us this year including Mother Hilda Scott OSB, Fr Gregory Pine OP, Sr Anastasia Reeves OP, Fr Christoper G Sarkis, Sr Susanna Edmunds OP, Fr Sean Cullen, Dr Eleonore Stump, Peter Gilmore, Trish McCarthy, Fr Mark De Battista, Sr Magdalen Mather OSB, Fr Antony Jukes OFM, Sr Elena Marie Piteo OP, Matthew Okinga, Fr Richard Green OSPPE, Michelle Vass, Jude Hennessy and Ken Bryant.

We are excited to bring you the wisdom and spiritual direction of these wonderful contributors, so don’t delay in purchasing your copies before they all sell out. Many customers buy bulk copies of the book for family and friends as an alternative to Christmas cards. We have included a page in the book for you to write your Christmas gift message.


Qty Catholic GST Religious
Groups (GST free) (+ post)
Retail (inc GST)
AU (+ post)
1–24 $4.00 $4.40
25–49 $3.50 $3.85
50+ $3.00 $3.30

To purchase you copies, just select whether you are purchasing as an individual or on behalf of a GST free Catholic Religious Group and you will see the discounted bulk pricing rates.


If you have any questions or you would like to place a phone or email order, call us on (02) 4222 2411 or orders@dow.org.au

Shipping of the books is expected to begin in mid-October. We will send you an email confirmation when your order is shipped.

Please Note: If you live in the Diocese of Wollongong, please check with your parish, school, agency or religious order before ordering as they may be ordering copies on your behalf.

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