This daily prayer book is designed to be used around an Advent wreath. It contains twenty-eight devotional services, each designed to last just five minutes - an achievable goal for busy couples, individuals, and families. Rooted in scriptural images of light, the booklet can be used perennially.
O Radiant Dawn is a daily prayer book created for use around an Advent wreath in Catholic households of any configuration. It contains twenty-eight devotional services, each designed to last only five minutesan achievable goal for busy families. The single-page service includes: 1) a simple candle lighting, 2) a brief scripture passage paired with a reflection question for adults and older children and one for younger children, 3) silence, and 4) a closing prayer. Rooted in scriptural images of light, O Radiant Dawn can be used in family prayer year after year. With its many Advent wreath prayers, O Radiant Dawn is an ideal gift for parish-wide distribution and faith-sharing groups. It can also be used as a part of an Advent retreat.
Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. She hosts the weekly Catholic Moments podcast and the Catholic Mom television show. Hendey is a technology contributor for EWTN's SonRise Morning Show with Brian Patrick and a regular guest on Relevant Radio's On Call afternoon show. She is a columnist for Faith & Family Live, Catholic News Agency, and Catholic Exchange, and her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. She travels nationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics. Her schedule has included the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Catholic Marketing Network, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, and the National Council of Catholic Women. Hendey lives with her family in Fresno, California.