Advent Resources

Journey through Advent with Mater Dei Radio! Below are some resources for this holy season.


Hail Mary Media App

Download our free Hail Mary Media App to access our selection of Advent prayers, including the Saint Andrew’s Novena (begins November 30) and 2 novenas that begin on December 16. Just visit the “Pray” tab, where you can also sign up for daily reminders.

You’ll also find a collection of Advent-themed episodes, music, and interviews (found under the “More” tab). These episodes and interviews are also listed below!

We are thrilled to share the new Behold audio and video series from Sr. Miriam James Heidland on healing with the Holy Family! As a companion to her new Behold guided-meditation journal, these video/audio episodes focus on a different weekly theme and will be available on the app each Sunday during Advent.

Hear Sr. Miriam’s Morning Blend interview on the series, and see artwork from the series’ Portland-based illustrator, Josiah Henley.

Special thanks to Ave Maria Press for making this available to our listeners!


Feasts of Our Lady Calendar

We recently sent our listeners an Advent / Christmas greeting, along with a calendar of Marian feast days for 2023. If you didn’t receive this gift in the mail, you can download it here or email your name and address to us at, and we will send you a hard copy of our inspiring 2023 Marian calendar.



Saint Andrew Novena

The short Saint Andrew Christmas novena prayer is said fifteen times each day from the feast of Saint Andrew (November 30) until Christmas Eve, and can be said for a specific intention. Use the Hail Mary Media App to find multiple recorded versions of this prayer or to sign up for a daily reminder. We also invite you pray this with us on the air!

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold.

In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.


Advent Episodes & Interviews

Advent with The Morning Blend:

Sacred Advent Music on The Glory of the Mass:

Music for this year will be added soon! In the meantime, enjoy sacred music from last year:

Collection of our Advent-Themed Podcast Episodes:

Episodes from 2022 coming soon.