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Blessing of a Christmas Tree: A Sign of Life in Christ

There are few things like a sparkling Christmas Tree that can bring a smile to our faces so easily. Every year around this time, almost instinctually, many of us acquire an evergreen tree of some variety to put in our homes. This year Christmas ...
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Blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene

(The following text is taken from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, 82-84) In its present form the custom of displaying figures depicting the birth of Jesus Christ owes its origin to St. Francis of Assisi, who made the Christmas crèch...
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The Gift of Re-Creation

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): 12-25-16 Peace be with You, Last week we were offered an opportunity to step back and reflect upon the reality that God has a plan in mind for the human family, and within that plan, for each individual per...
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