Babies, Birding, and Advent Attentiveness

By Fr. Sean McDermott


Recently I was asked to give a talk for the school at which I used to teach middle and high school Latin. Due to Covid restrictions, I made a movie for the high school students to watch. The school is a Christian school but has students from all different denominations and some unchurched as well. With that audience in mind, I show how attentiveness is the first step in the act of love by looking at babies and birding. Second, I connect the habit of attentiveness to Advent itself. Enjoy!



Fr. Sean McDermott is Curate at All Saints Anglican Church in Charlottesville, VA and Editor in Chief of Earth & Altar.