Tagged: Christmas

The Strangers At the Manger: Book Review

Summary A new family has moved into St. Anne’s parish. It is Christmas time and the Perez family, who are refugees, needed a safe place to stay. The red-headed twins, Katie and Patrick Brady don’t know what to think of the new family. They look different and speak a strange language. While setting up Christmas ornaments in the church, the twins hear the bell choir...

7 Quick Takes: Christmas Edition

1.  The Christmas lights in Wichita this year have been amazing! On Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, which is characterized by joy, we went out to view the lights around the city.  Here is just a sampling of what we saw. Enjoy!   2.  I had my own Christmas miracle this past week, I signed a contract with TAN Books/St. Benedict Press. Praise...

Eleven Easy Ways to Evangelize at Christmas

Christmas is the origin of Christian evangelization in the world because the primary Eucharistic event of our faith is the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus is God’s Living Word made flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary and it is He offers Himself to us Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist. As we gaze upon the...

Seven Quick Takes: Advent-Christmas Mix

This will be very quick, as Christmas is coming soon and I have barely begun to prepare for the season. I have been preparing spiritually for Christ’s coming during this Advent season, however, which is more important than preparing materially. I have been attending daily Mass, going to Confession on a frequent basis, and praying the Rosary and the Chaplet once or twice a day....