Diocese of Derry


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Cultivating Hope in Advent

Advent is a time of waiting. Nature shows us what it means to wait. The days are shorter, creatures hibernate, growth slows, the soil rests, our attention is drawn inwards. This Winter is like no other we have experienced as our world continues to battle Covid-19. 

It is a time for reflection, a time to awaken to what is happening to our planet. What if during this time we prepared the ground for planting at home, in school or parish? Because we know Spring is coming. Nature is preparing for the future season of Spring and new possibilities. Can we build back better? Can we Rewild our World during this time?

Re-Wild your part of the World

This booklet contains lots of great examples practical examples of activities parish groups and families can do in these short winter days to prepare for spring:

  • make leaf mould
  • plant bulbs
  • set seeds
  • nature walks
  • links to nature and gardening books
  • advent prayers and lots, lots more!

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Contact Info

Diocesan Offices
St Eugene’s Cathedral
Francis Street, Derry
BT48 9AP | Tel: 028 7126 2302

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