NightofSilence.com is an online resource dedicated to the season of Advent and its relevance to contemporary life. Advent challenges us to quiet our minds, to empty ourselves and make room for the new. It stands in direct contrast to the noise and frenzy of the holiday season. May this be a place where you experience renewal of Advent.
This website also offers helpful information about Daniel Kantor's song Night of Silence, and an online store to purchase just the right edition. New Advent music will also be featured in the store.
Visit our blog where we feature guest authors, experts in theology, culture, music, art and spirituality, all to help you get the most of the Advent season.
an advent reflection
video: part 1
In this video, Daniel Kantor and Fr. Jan Michael Joncas share insights about Advent and the spiritual role it plays in modern life. Come celebrate the darkness through which even a glimmer of light portends the exquisite beauty of real hope.
night of silence
VIDEO: PART 2
Daniel Kantor and Fr. Jan Michael Joncas discuss the song Night of Silence and its advent origins.
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within our hearts
Fr. Jan Michael Joncas shares some beautiful hymn texts to guide us through the season.
deconstructing the advent wreath
Fr. Jan Michael Joncas shares with us his approach to Advent waiting, an understanding that has gone through three distinct phases over the course of his life.
less is more
Richard Rohr gives us a fresh perspective on simplicity and the role it can play in the Advent experience.
finding the right arrangement
The song Night of Silence is available in many editions. If you're not sure where to start, review our Quick Reference Guide in our blog.
Or, visit our online store for a complete selection, with clear descriptions of each arrangement.
night of silence, home edition
This 9x12 sheet-music-size edition is perfect for sitting around the piano with family and friends.
"First we fast. Then we Feast"
— Advent proverb