In this continuing series on Advent from our partner Catholic News Service, two articles show how we can unplug from tech alerts to stay spiritually watchful, and how nature can help us do so.

Four ways to be more attentive this Advent
“Be watchful!” and “Be alert!” are two commands often heard by Catholics during Advent. How can we “be alert” for the coming of Christ when we are inundated with alerts on our phones? One priest tells how.

Reading the Advent season through nature
Advent is a season charged with excitement and beauty, immensely rich with imagery that conveys the power of the natural world through its liturgies. Watch for ways that nature can deepen your experience of this season of waiting.

In related content on CatholicPhilly, you can review the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, read Msgr. Joseph Prior’s reflection on the readings, and listen to Father Matt Guckin’s podcast on them.

Also see two resources for Advent prayers, courtesy Loyola Press and Dynamic Catholic.