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Celebrating St. Nicholas

The countdown to Christmas is likely the most exciting time of year for Christian children. Each family has Advent traditions of their own including Advent wreaths, Advent calendars, Jesse trees, and Christmas trees that help build the…

Five ways to observe Advent

Advent begins Dec. 3 this year. The first two Sundays of Advent look forward toward Christ’s second coming, and the last two Sundays look backward to remember Christ’s first coming. It can be easy to miss out on this liturgical season…

Books for Spiritual Renewal this Advent

Numbering My Days How the Liturgical Calendar Rearranged My Life  by Chene Heady (Ignatius Press) A college English professor, discouraged by the endless loop of daily tasks, began seeking order and meaning through living the liturgical…

Emptying the Stable

It’s Christmastime! There are only so many shopping days left! Have you put lights on your house yet, sent out cards, and bought sufficient gifts? Do you need something new to wear for the annual Christmas party? Have you planned the meal…