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 (began 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!

This Advent season, we are thrilled to once again be offering a video and audio series from Ave Maria Press on our Hail Mary Media app – this time also offered in Spanish! Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR, shows us how the saints and the Holy Family help us prepare to enter into the story of Christ’s birth through prayer, charity, and joyful acts of service to the needy. As a companion to the new journal of the same name, these video/audio episodes focus on a different weekly theme and will be available on the app each Sunday during Advent.

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 2024. 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 2024 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.


Opera Cecilia Performance

Enjoy exclusive access to “The Queen of Heaven and Her Prince of Peace,” a collection of Spanish hymns, presented alongside Mozart’s Exultate Jubliate. This stunning performance by Opera Cecilia was recorded live in the Chapel of Mary at The Grotto in Portland! Listen to the recording below or on the Hail Mary Media app.

Listen to an exclusive Morning Blend interview with Taylor Gonzaga, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Opera Cecilia.


Advent Episodes & Interviews

Advent with The Morning Blend:

Sacred Advent Music on The Glory of the Mass:

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

Collection of our Advent-Themed Podcast Episodes:

More episodes from 2023 are coming soon!