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This simple app will give you what you need to start Advent right

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Get Magnificat's Advent Companion on your phone.

The successful, easy-to-read, pocket-sized worship aid Magnificat now also has a helpful app for Advent.

Just as Magnificat gives you what you need for a daily prayer companion, this app is a good resource to get you doing what you should to prepare for Christ’s coming — both at Christmas and at the end of time.

The app has the daily Mass readings, as well as modified morning and evening prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours.

There is a short reflection for the day penned by one of Magnificat’s many top-notch contributors.

And there are a handful of cool extras, including “Advent Stations” that will bring you through six stages of God’s preparation for the Coming of Christ with Old Testament readings linked to the New Testament fulfillment.

One of our favorites is the Announcement of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord from the Roman Martyrology. This short reading begins with creation, and with formal language, lists many of the major events that happened through history in preparation for that first Christmas night.

… in the forty-second year of the reign of Caesar Octavian Augustus, the whole world being at peace ….

As a few-minute reading before grace at your Christmas Eve meal, it is sure to give you goosebumps. Something about hearing the historical setting of God’s birth as man is guaranteed to prepare your heart for the birth of the Savior.

The app is available on iPhone and Android for $1.99.

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