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2018 Advent Meditations & Prayers

2018 Advent Meditations & Prayers

Here at Southwest, we celebrate our community often. We see it as our strength, our identity, and—perhaps most importantly—our sounding board. As I travel across the globe, I learn each day how vast our community is becoming. It is rewarding to experience how our humble seminary in Austin has grown to impact communities worldwide.

This is why the Advent meditations and prayers project is significant to me. It gives us the opportunity to gather our community, focus on something meaningful, and then amplify it. I love that we get to share all of this with each other.

Advent is an invitation for thoughtful consideration of the world in which we live in the context of spiritual preparation for the feast of Christmas. What a joyous gift! Please enjoy these meditations and prayers as a small part of that gift. I pray they connect you, in mind and spirit, with the community of learning and faith that is Seminary of the Southwest.

I am grateful to the dedicated alumni, students, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends of the seminary for sharing themselves with us in these meditations and prayers.

This Advent season, please pray for the world, and pray that we at Seminary of the Southwest might continue to be sustained by the Spirit to fulfill our part in God’s healing mission. We encourage you to listen to our community meditations and prayers online at the links below and to share them with friends and family. Wishing you and yours a blessed Advent and a joyous Christmas.

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
Dean and President

Advent Week One


Advent Week Two


Advent Week Three


Advent Week Four


The Advent Meditations and Prayers are a gift to our seminary community and made possible through gifts to our Annual Fund. Seminary of the Southwest appreciates the support of its friends, alumni and the communities around the world that its graduates serve for the glory of God.  This support ensures that Southwest, as an institution made of individuals dedicated to service to God and their fellow members of the body of Christ, can continue doing its part to build the Body of Christ.

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