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peace on earth

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 650 more words



“My being proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit finds joy in God my Savior.” —Luke 1:46-47

The words of today’s Gospel passage, commonly known as the Magnificat, are prayed every single day by Catholic priests, religious, and some lay people in the Liturgy of the Hours. 246 more words

The Magnificat

A commentary on Luke by the Venerable Bede
And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour. 484 more words

Christmas Is for Receiving Christ

Sermon on 2 Samuel 7:8-16

There is a certain thrill that comes with Christmas time. Much of the excitement probably stems from the memories that we have of childhood Christmases. 1,771 more words


Is There a Sacred Santa?

With the holiday season upon us—I am putting up Christmas lights, a tree, etc., this weekend—it is appropriate to reconsider this annual ritual and why we do it. 420 more words


Merry Christmas! (2014 Christmas Letter from the Jordan Family)

Dear friends and family,

It was seven and a half years ago years ago that Liza and I first moved our family halfway across the country from west coast Surrey, British Columbia, to the prairie province of Manitoba. 921 more words


When Faith Is a Virtue

My mother recently shared with me a personal anecdote from years ago that illustrated quite beautifully how faith can be a virtue. As best I can remember, the story went as follows. 2,373 more words