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The Little Drummer Boy

Many years ago I found myself sitting in the parking lot of our local grocery store listening to the radio.  I originally went to the storeRead more »

20 Great Things about Being Catholic

Who needs Stephen King or Paranormal movies when you have real-life martyrs? We’re friends with the REAL Saint Nicholas–theRead more »

Happy Catholic New Year!

The season of Advent began this weekend.  At our Masses we noticed the colors on the altar and on our priests were changed to purple.  WeRead more »

Where Are You Christmas?

Don’t worry, you read your calendar right.  It is only June and you have not suddenly awoken to find that you missed out on the last sixRead more »

“The Gentiles shall walk in Thy light, and kings in the brightness of Thy rising.”

Have you ever heard the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?  In it, the gifts get more extravagant as the days of Christmas wear on,Read more »

The Model Family

On December 22, 2004, I got engaged to a wonderful man. The proposal involved a religious backdrop, specifically a replica of the Grotto ofRead more »

CHRISTmas memories of a German child

Christmas is a sentimental time for most people. For me it is an extremely happy time because I  can bask in the glow of warm memories. MyRead more »

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Family feasts, opening presents, heading to Mass together; these are the stuff of family gatherings at Christmas. Along with imagery ofRead more »

Experiencing Advent: The J.O.Y. Box

“But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” Matthew 6:33 With excitementRead more »

Angelic Faces for your Tree!

As I mentioned in a previous post, today (December 6) is the Feast of St. Nicholas. According to the St. Nicholas Center, one of theRead more »

CHRISTmas Traditions: keeping Jesus at the center

Germany has long been on the forefront when it comes to Christmas traditions. From composing Silent Night (“Stille Nacht! HeiligeRead more »