Our spiritual lives can easily suffer amid the chaos of the Christmas Season if we don't take time to quiet our hearts and reflect on God becoming human. A Book of Advent and Christmas Prayers by William G. Storey is a much-needed solution to this perennial problem. A concise yet comprehensive collection of Advent and Christmas prayers, this book is uniquely organized around the story of the Incarnation, beginning with the Immaculate Conception of Mary and continuing all the way through Jesus' appearance in the Temple at age 12. Divided into three main sections--Prayers for Christmas and Advent, Devotions for Advent, and Devotions for Christmastide--Storey includes many deeply meaningful yet virtually unkwn ancient prayers of the Church, some of them translated into contemporary language for the first time.
William G. Storey is professor emeritus of Liturgy and Church History at the University of Notre Dame. He has compiled, translated, and edited many books of prayer, including A Prayer Book of Catholic Devotions, Novenas and The Complete Rosary (Loyola Press), and Lord, Hear Our Prayer and Hail Mary (Ave Maria Press). He currently resides in South Bend, Indiana.