Reflections for Advent are for four weeks from the start of Advent leading up to Christmas.

Reflections for Advent Week One

Reflections for Advent Week Two

Reflections for Advent Week Three

Reflections for Advent Week Four

What you will need

  • A computer, an iPad or Android Device
  • Access to the internet
  • If doing the Advent Reflections with a group you might also need a Data Projector.


The Advent Reflections will provide options to be shown via PowerPoint and/or PDF Document on the Sisters of St Joseph

  • The PowerPoint version is best suited for those accessing the retreat through a PC
  • The PDF version is best suited for those accessing the retreat through an iPad or Android device

PowerPoint Version

  • Each slide contains an image and text
  • Text is pre-timed to fade in automatically
  • At the end of the prayer acknowledgements will appear
  • There are approximately 15 slides in each reflection

PDF Version

  • Each slide contains an image and text
  • There are approximately 15 pages in each reflection
  • Click on the link to open the PDF
  • Keep your iPad in landscape mode
  • At the top right of your screen you can click to select your preferred app  to “Open with” for example, iBooks, Good Reader or equivalent.


  • Choose a time of day that is best suited to the demands of your life
  • Turn off your mobile phone
  • Try to eliminate other possible distractions
  • Take time to quieten and settle yourself.


Whether you are doing these reflections on your own or in a group, you might like to create a reflective atmosphere by dimming lights, lighting a candle or candles, or playing your favourite relaxing music softly in the background.


Please note that all Presentations and images pertaining to this Advent Reflection are copyright to the Trustees of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

  • PowerPoints created by Niesha Allport rsj
  • Space images – NASA used with permission
  • Photos: Niesha Allport rsj, Anne Bond rsj, Colleen Keeble rsj, Maria Hennekam rsj, Sandy Leaitua, NASA and Public Domain Web images

Quote References

Quotes and references when used appear within the reflections. These have been used with permission.