From the Collections

Second Sunday of Advent

“It has long been a Catholic custom to prepare a crib for the Christ Child.

In every Maryknoll house, we provide the straw for the crib – each wisp of hay representing some penance, some sacrifice, a prayer or an act of love offered in homage to the Christ Child…[with] the hope that such a bed will comfort and gladden Him on His birthday.”

– Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, The Spirit of Advent, 1947

The following is a selection of bulletin board cards displayed at the Motherhouse with suggested practices for the Sisters during Advent from the Sisters Legacy and Culture collection:



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