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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…

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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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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,…

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7 Advent and Christmas Carol Quotes That You Can Pray With This Season

One of the wonderful things about both the Advent and Christmas seasons is the abundance of beautiful hymns and carols….

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5 Ways to Prepare the Way of the Lord: An Advent Spiritual Exercise (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 3rd Sunday of Advent,…

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3 Thought Experiments to Unleash Glory in Your Life (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 2nd Sunday of Advent,…

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Starting a New Season (of Your Life) – Gospel Reflection

“He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four…

Advent and Christmas

Keep Watch: The Meaning of Life Hangs on a Promise Already Kept (Gospel Reflection)

“Man is a rope stretched between the animals and the ‘overman’” ~ Nietzsche Gospel Reflection for the First Sunday of…

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…

Pope Benedict XVI

What Kind of People Were the Shepherds? Why Did God Choose Them?

Tonight let us look at the shepherds. What kind of people were they? In the world of their time, shepherds…