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Oriens 2021: A Pilgrimage Through Advent and Christmas

Make a life-changing pilgrimage, beginning this Advent.

Your Oriens journey begins on the First Sunday of Advent and continues until the feast of the Presentation on February 2. Every day, you’ll take a step closer to “the dawn from on high.” Father Joel Sember is your leader on this pilgrimage, one in which you will learn what God is revealing to you through Scripture and prayer. With Oriens as your guidebook, you’ll learn how to pray, or to pray more deeply. Each day you’ll read a Scripture passage, receive Father Joel’s guidance on how to pray with that passage, and find questions for reflection and journaling.

If in years past you have found yourself on Christmas wondering how you missed Advent, this book will speak to you. If you utilized Oriens for the first time last year to deepen your preparation during Advent and celebration during Christmas, then you already know this book will open your heart to hearing the voice of God.

Welcome, Oriens pilgrim.

Click here to watch the virtual book release from Thursday, September 30th

Available right now at Amazon.com and OSV Catholic Bookstore, and at your local Christian or Catholic bookstore.

What Makes Oriens Different

  • Other Advent meditation books give you thoughtful reflections by the author. This book teaches you to meditate for yourself.
  • Other books stop on Christmas or the Baptism of the Lord. This book starts with the first Sunday of Advent and continues until February 2nd. That's nearly 10 weeks of prayer!
  • This book has everything you need in one place: the Scripture is printed right in the book, followed by guidance for meditation and space for journaling.

One Step at at Time

Oriens is a Latin word meaning “rising” and “dawn” (pronounced OR-ee-ens like Oreo and Orient). Every day, you’ll take a step closer to “the dawn from on high.” Father Joel Sember is your guide on an entirely new pilgrimage, one in which you will learn what God is revealing to you, uniquely, through Scripture and prayer.

Everything You Need in One Place

In Oriens: A Pilgrimage Through Advent and Christmas, you’ll learn how to pray, or to pray more deeply. Each day you’ll read a Scripture passage, receive Father Joel’s guidance on how to pray with that passage, and find questions for reflection and journaling. It's a Bible, a prayer book, and a journal all in one. Download the preview to see it for yourself.

Your Purchase Supports Priests

Fr. Joel Sember donates all his royalties from the Oriens books to the Institute for Priestly Formation. To date, $5000 has been donated to this important ministry.

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