Let us be wise Magi this Christmas • What gift will you give to Jesus this year? • See this year’s Christmas poster, essay contest winners • Christmas trees remind believers of light of Christ • Vatican Nativity scene to depict ancient city’s rock-hewn grottos • A goat for Christmas?
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As O’Henry recounts, they “most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But . . . of all who give gifts, these two were the wisest. . . . They are the magi.”
There are a number of ways in which we convey our joy at Jesus’ coming into the world.
Adults and youth were invited to finish the phrase above and submit a 200 word essay about their favorite ornament.
Disciples are sent to proclaim the Good News. Every day is a good day to share the message of Jesus Christ. And, while regular days are good, Christmastime often is even better.
Advent is a time for Catholics to prepare to:
- Celebrate the Incarnation at Christmas.
- Receive the Eucharist.
- Accept the Final Judgment at death and at the end of the world.
For the world of business and retail, the Christmas season began right after the kids shed their Halloween costumes and started unwrapping their treats.
“I love Christmas because on that day, so long ago, love descended from heaven to earth and changed human history forever.”
In the wake of last May’s tornado and the tough economy, the Convent of the Visitation School’s long-standing Christmas stocking tradition to distribute gifts to low-income families in the Minneapolis neighborhood has been met with even greater appreciation this year.
Not all that long ago, during my time in college, I was taking a course on Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics,” one of the most important works of all of Western civilization.
If sin is what makes us miserable, its remission should be a great cause for Advent joy