Picture Hope this Advent 2014!

November 30, 2014 |

2014 prizes_edited-2“We obtain from God as much as we hope for.”
–Therese of Lisieux

Therese of Lisieux began her journey of The Little Way with her Christmas Conversion as a child. That journey of deepening her relationship with God through small, everyday living continued for the rest of her brief life. We invite you to take a few steps with us along The Little Way during Advent. Everyday through December 24 we will post a quote from Therese as well as a Challenge for “Living the Little Way Today.” In keeping with the festive spirit of the holidays you can win an iPad mini 2, Amazon Gift Cards, Carmelite books or several other prizes just for participating and sending us a picture of what your Advent hope looks like!

Here’s How It Works
Simply download and print out this image of our Advent quote and take a picture with it in a scene in your life where you encounter HOPE (see example in picture above). Think of it as our own hybrid Carmelite Advent prayer/Flat Stanley project! (No Photoshopping!).Email your pictures to us at advent2014@nullcarmelites.net or send them via message to our Facebook page (please put the word HOPE in the subject line). All submissions MUST include either the print out of our HOPE pdf OR a handwritten sign with the word “HOPE” on it.*

Weekly Winners & Grand Prize Winner!
Each week, on the second (Dec 7), third (Dec 14) and fourth (Dec 21) Sundays of Advent, the editors will choose the best (i.e.: most creative/interesting etc) weekly winner as well as up to three honorable mentions.* From December 22-29, we will ask our readers to vote for the Grand Prize Winner from among each week’s winners and honorable mentions (there’s no limit to the number of votes you can cast).

Here’s what you can win…
ipadMiniUSEGrand Prize: an iPad mini 2 loaded with Therese of Lisieux’s autobiography Story of a Soul (a $315 value).

amazonSecond Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card and a print copy of Story of a Soul

amazon-gift-card3b-200x130Third Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card and a print copy of Story of a Soul
Weekly winners: Will receive books on Carmelite spirituality and scapulars.
Honorable Mentions: Will receive scapulars from the National Shrine of St Therese in Darien, Ill.

Don’t forget! Download the image here, print it out and photograph it in an image of hope you find this Advent.

*All decisions of judges are final.

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