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What are we really celebrating at Christmas?

The short answer to this question, of course, is “We celebrate Jesus’ birthday.”

But if we stop there, and regard the holiday as just another historical anniversary, we would overlook the life-changing truth: God became man, and was born of the Virgin, to fulfill his saving plan… 299 more words


WATCH: Beautiful! How all of history culminates in the birth of Jesus

This gorgeous video by the Skit Guys captures the work of a talented artist at high speed and sets it to the traditional hymn “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus,” to show the Christmas story and how all of creation longs for the coming of Christ.


An Advent Heart

I like being called to holiness, and not just reminded of my sins. (Don’t we all?) I was thinking of this lately as I considered the different impact Advent has on my heart and spiritual than that of Lent. 491 more words


Jesus' other name

Yesterday, I spent some time pondering the implication of Jesus’ fulfillment of the prophecy to Ahaz, specifically what it meant that Jesus was Immanuel, God with us.   354 more words


Advent: Why We Wait

Advent is here! A new liturgical year has begun, and I am always so grateful to start a new year in the life of the Church with this season of waiting and reflection. 334 more words

Advent-to-All Saints

Thankful...for Ordinary Time

Yesterday was our last day of Ordinary Time. Today, the first Sunday of Advent, brings the start of a new season and another year in the life of the Church. 379 more words

Advent-to-All Saints

Jesse Tree Revisited...



Advent is a three-fold season of anticipation:
anticipating the coming of the Messiah through salvation history,
anticipating Jesus’ coming into my life here and now, 297 more words