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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 Advent Wreath’s Lesson on Virtue

In each Season of the Church’s liturgical life, she provides us with unique resources that nourish our growth in holiness. Among these resources stored in the vast treasure house of graces of the Church one finds the sacramentals. All too often ...
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