The Wait: A True Advent Story of Hope

My strawberry-blond, freckled-faced, non-stop mother, Jeannine, was the youngest of four and as such was hopelessly spoiled. Nicknamed “Peaches,” she was a very welcome addition

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Persevering This Christmas

In the first weeks of Advent, my intellect and faith have been assaulted by many things going on outside and inside the Church. Its been

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Austerity for Christmas

I recently realized how I naturally put on the classical, jazz or fado (traditional Portuguese music) radio stations in my car, without any sacrifice at

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Eat, Drink And Be Merry

Eat Drink And Be Merry Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. There are several places in holy Scripture where this sentiment is

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When Christmas Comes In June

Here we are in late June. We have crossed the approximate halfway mark between last Christmas and the coming Christmas.  I love Advent and Christmas

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Of Babes and Martyrs

One of the great joys of being Catholic is that Christmas last eight days, followed by a whole season for Christmas.While others grudgingly pack away

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Spending My Christmas in Whoville

In the Christmas classic, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the residents of Whoville wake up on Christmas morning to find none of their Christmas

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The Light of the Infant Jesus

  The streets are beautiful this time of year. Homes and shops are decorated with colorful lights and festive decorations. Cities and town are filled

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