Preparing for Advent and Christmas with Richard Rohr (In-Person)

Spiritual Sacred Practices

Sunday 11/27/2022
6:00-7:30 p.m. (EST)
  • November 27
  • December 4
  • December 11
  • December 18

Advent is a time of waiting for our Lord, who will visit us all in our own hearts. The Lord is coming! Let us wait for him!


You are invited to join us as we prepare our hearts together during the 2022 Advent season. Using the Scriptures of Advent, creative reflection, prayer, music and sacred conversation, we will discover the wonder of “God with us”.

We will meet four Sunday Evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College to pray and join together in spiritual conversations around Richard Rohr’s book, Preparing for Christmas, Daily Meditations for Advent.

Richard RohrIn Preparing for Christmas, Richard Rohr “invites people beyond a merely sentimental understanding of Christmas as ‘waiting for the baby Jesus’ to an adult and social appreciation of the message of the Incarnation of God in Christ.” This book invites us to read and reflect daily on the Scriptures as we prepare for the Christmas season. Each Sunday night together we will pray, reflect and practice deep listening to ourselves and others around the weekly focus.

Series Details

Four Sunday Evenings in-person, 6:00 to 7:30pm EST at the Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    • November 27, 2022
    • December 4, 2022
    • December 11, 2022
    • December 18, 2022



Required Book

Preparing for Christmas, Daily Meditations for Advent by Richard Rohr.
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“‘Come, Lord Jesus,’ the Advent mantra, means that all of Christian history has to live out a kind of deliberate emptiness, a kind of chosen non-fulfillment. Perfect fullness is always to come, and we do not need to demand it now.” ~ Richard Rohr


Geralyn Myczkowiak

Geralyn Myczkowiak (pronounced mitch cove e ack) completed the Spiritual Director Practicum at Dominican Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2019. She practices spiritual direction at Dominican Center, Design Futures, and in her home office. Geralyn leads spiritual book studies and teaches classes on listening, happiness, and Thomas Merton. She is a former Michigan public and private school teacher, ISD administrator, and educational consultant. Geralyn is a mother, sister, daughter, and grandmother. Her intent is to journey with others as they experience God’s love and unity in their daily lives.

Amanda Dobson

Amanda Dobson is an associate coordinator for the Spirituality Programs at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College.  She serves as a member of the Formation Team and is deeply involved in the center’s Spiritual Formation Programs through the facilitation and teaching of Foundations in Spirituality, Tending the Call, and Preparing for Advent. Amanda holds a B.A. in English, a certificate for Spiritual Direction from DCM, and is a 2019 graduate of The Living School, Albuquerque, NM.  She is a wife and mother of three and lives in Ada, Michigan.


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Preparing for Christmas with Richard Rohr
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