The Vigil Project brings you resources to pray with the Church this Advent season


“Let us pray beyond the walls of church buildings and our comfort zones,” says the group

The Vigil Project, the group that helped you “watch and pray” throughout the Lenten season, is back to accompany the faithful in prayer and preparation throughout Advent and Christmas.

The group –  made up of Catholic artists Greg&Lizzy, Andrea Thomas, John Finch, Cathedral, and an impressive artistic and production crew  – has composed

seven original songs for the liturgical seasons.

“We made this series because we want to give you a way to pray all the way through this season,” said featured artist Greg Boudreau. “The Church has these rich seasons of Advent and Christmas, these opportunities for us to grow in our faith, not to just journey through and move onto next year. This is an opportunity to encounter Jesus, to encounter the Word made flesh. So we want to give you a way to journey more deeply into that reality this season.”

The songs draw from the readings the Church gives us to meditate on during this season. The Vigil Project has chosen to focus particularly on the mystery of “God with us,” and on the domestic church, on our calling to be part of a Holy Family, regardless of the trials and imperfect circumstances in which we find ourselves.

The team describes their mission: “Through this new series, we hope to discover how our lives, our families, and our world will change when the people of God pray in their living rooms. Let us pray beyond the walls and compartments of church buildings and comfort zones. Let us pray throughout the course of our daily lives. Let us pray with our mothers and fathers, our sisters and brothers, our husbands and wives, our sons and daughters, our neighbors and enemies. As one human family called by the Father to become Holy, let us together keep watch for the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ, and pray for an outpouring of His mercy in our lives. The series in it’s entirety is a free gift for the use and prayer of all who wish to receive it.”

Watch their first video above, “Prepare Him Room,” featuring husband and wife duo (and new parents!) Greg&Lizzy. Stay tuned to Cecilia Music for all of the releases from the Vigil Project, including prayer resources to accompany the videos. And head over to the Vigil Project website for more information and for hard copies of their Lenten and Christmas albums.

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