“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 RogersThe 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. They provide some interesting point of consideration for all during this season of preparation.