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Advent and Christmas

12 Ideas to Celebrate All Twelve Days of Christmas!

We’re not just happy that Jesus was born on December 25. We’re always happy about His coming while we look…

Gospel reflection
Advent and Christmas

What is God’s Greatest Promise and Why is It so Hard to Believe Him?

“Consider, oh man, what God became for your sake; understand this lesson of surpassing humility presented by a teacher who,…

Nativity
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7 Surprising Things the Characters of the Christmas Story Taught Me About Myself

If you were to walk through the narrative of the Nativity story, you’d know it pretty well, right? That’s not…

Nativity Birth of Jesus explained
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What Was the Original Meaning of the Manger in the Nativity Scene and Why Was Mary Absent?

Since the beginning, Christian artists tended to reflect the theological developments that were going on at the time. Before the…

Christmas wrong
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7 Ways You Might Be Doing Christmas Wrong

I’m sorry that we used such a click-baity title because really we just want you to have the best Christmas…

Advent and Christmas

4 Ways to Allow Christ to be Born In Your Heart this Christmas

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 4th Sunday of Advent….

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Advent and Christmas

4 Ways To Reclaim The True Meaning Of Christmas For Children + Bedtime Tips For Christmas Eve!

During the holiday season, it’s so very easy to get caught up in the pretty packages, Christmas movies, hot cocoa,…

TXTMAS 2018 Nativity Story told in Text
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TXTMAS 2018: What If The Angel Gabriel Sent His Messages Via Text?!

TXT Stories has created this cute video that imagines how things would have gone if the Angel Gabriel had communicated…

The Three Gifts that the Infant Jesus’s Asks Us For This Epiphany

Therefore we wanted to open ourselves and sought for a star to show us the right way. And it arose…

G.K. Chesterton

The Beautiful Paradox of Christmas According to G.K. Chesterton

Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every…

G.K. Chesterton

The House of Christmas by G. K. Chesterton

There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All…

St. Augustine of Hippo

Beautiful Christmas Quote From St. Augustine

He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in…

Pope Benedict XVI

“Rejoice!” – An Advent Gem from Benedict XVI’s Infancy Narratives

A striking feature of the angel’s greeting is that he does not address Mary with the usual Hebrew salutation shalom…

Mother Teresa’s Secret To Doing Advent Well

Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

A Christmas Carol by St. Alphonsus Liguori

O King of Heaven! from starry throne descending, Thou takest refuge in that wretched cave; O God of bliss! I…

Pope Benedict XVI

What are the Three Advents (Comings) of Christ? How Can We Hasten Them?

The archetype for that coming of Christ, which we might call a “spiritual incarnation”, is always Mary. Just as the…