Posted by: Bro Jer | December 5, 2010

Catholic New Media Advent Calendar with Sister Anne Flanagan

Sister Anne Flanagan has been a member of the Daughter’s of St. Paul for over 30 years. She is an accomplished author, blogger and sings soprano in the reknowned, Daughters of St. Paul recording and concert choir. She is known on twitter as @nunblogger and she regularly posts on her blog, Nunblog at

Some of my favorite writings by Sister Anne are her ‘liturgical haiku’– spiritual tidbits that fit perfectly in a tweet.

Advent haiku:

What does “Advent” mean

when the one who is coming

is “Emmanuel”?

For today’s Advent reflection, Sister Anne offers us a video on The Angelus, featuring the music of the Daughter’s of St. Paul Choir.

From the Youtube post:

We rightly admire Muslim neighbors and co-workers who put everything on hold five times a day in answer to the “call to prayer.” But Christians have a “call to prayer,” too! It is the Angelus. Three times a day (at 6:00 a.m., noon and 6:00 p.m), we pause to reaffirm our faith in the Incarnation: that “God so loved the world he sent his only Son” (Jn 3:16), who “worked with human hands, thought with a human mind and loved with a human heart.” God knows what life on earth is like: he lived on this very planet of ours! And so “it is right to give him thanks and praise” for “having not spared his Son, but delivering him up for us.”
This video was prepared to help you learn and pray the Angelus. Once you have made this practice part of your daily prayer life, you can use the video to invite others to renew their faith in this “pivot point” of the Christian creed, in which the mysteries of the Trinity and of our Redemption in Christ come together. If we are Christians, we need to “know him whom we have believed”! The Angelus can help.

The Angelus video was prepared by Sister Anne of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international Catholic religious community dedicated to evangelization through communications.

In discernment about a religious vocation or a call to consecration? The worldwide Pauline Family is made up of nine Institutes of consecrated life and a lay Cooperators’ Association, all intent on living and proclaiming Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life. For info and links, go to

Join us tomorrow for more reflections produced by great Catholic New Media personalities as we journey through advent.

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  1. This is absolutely beautiful – something to see and listen to and pray in those stressful moments when I need a personal time-out!

  2. i need it on 24/7 🙂

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