Tag Archives: Christmas

Merry Christmas to All

Receive my prayers and wishes for a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

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In Time for Christmas

My saturno arrived today — much quicker than expected. This will do nicely. 

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Christmas Greetings to Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict

It’s time once again for many to start thinking about their Christmas cards. My post last year about sending cards to Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict was very popular. I again want to share their addresses, for those who … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards to the Pope and Pope Emeritus

Many people are working on their Christmas cards now that Thanksgiving has passed – I know I’m trying to get my address list finalized! If you’d like to send Christmas greetings to Pope Francis and/or Pope Emeritus Benedict, these are … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Becket

With less than an hour to go until the day is over, I want to be sure to post something about St. Thomas Becket, whose feast day is today. A very important saint. And this feast day gives us a … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorations

Here are two recent shots of my two parishes. This is more or less how they will look until… January 11! Remember that Christmas is just beginning! St. Barnabas: and Holy Rosary (which could REALLY use your year-end help!): (January 11, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to all readers of my blog! I will remember you in my prayers at my Masses tomorrow. Please pray for me also. Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see: Hail, th’ incarnate Deity! Pleased, as man, with … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Your Christmas Menu

During my three years in Italy I tried a number of delicious dishes, but there is one, which I had towards the end, that really stands out in my mind – for its wonderful flavor, and great simplicity. It is … Continue reading

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Another Priest Gift Idea

Is Father’s preaching a little bland? Want to do something about it in a kind way? Get him a great book that he will enjoy reading (or using for reference). I highly recommend this one, Dogma and Preaching: I only recently acquired … Continue reading

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It’s Continuing to Look a Lot Like Christmas…

…at least in the Vatican! Here is a shot I took in St. Peter’s Square this evening: And here is a shot of the Nativity that is inside the Basilica: Several of us from the university I attend had gone … Continue reading

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Official End of Christmas

I have mentioned a few times the “Twelve Days of Christmas” (which ended with the Feast of the Epiphany last week) and the need to celebrate the whole time. In any event, the Christmas season in the current liturgical calendar … Continue reading

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One Year Ago Today

Pope Benedict was looking quite frail towards the end of his pontificate. He looks much better today (recent photos here). He continues to pray for us in his retirement; let us not forget to pray for him. And: PRAY FOR … Continue reading

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