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This is a re-post from last Christmas Eve, when  I shared the following about  my favorite movies about the season. It is  A Christmas Carol, the story ofMr. Ebenezer Scrooge written by Charles Dickens in 1843 during the industrial revolution in England. It was a dirty era and the plight of the poor was desperate. […]

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A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic to be sure. If you have never experienced Charlie Brown’s Christmas it is well worth it. In the clip below young Linus explains what Christmas is all about to a very disheartened Charlie Brown.

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Click here for a printer friendly copy. Let me start by making a confession. It is advent after all and a time of preparation, and I have been carrying this secret with me since childhood, and it is time to get it off my back. Since grade school, I have never liked the character of […]

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A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic to be sure. If you have never experienced Charlie Brown’s Christmas it is well worth it. In the clip below young Linus explains what Christmas is all about to a very disheartened Charlie Brown.

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Our world can at times seem to be a place that has lost all hope. We arrived home on Friday evening with the news of another senseless tragedy at a school in a peaceful town where these types of things are not supposed to happen. What makes the impact of this event so great is […]

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Mary did you know that your baby boy would….. is the theme of this song. This video is worth the 4 minutes as we prepare for the birth of this infant. Mary of course could not have known all these things were to happen to her baby boy, she ponder many of them in her […]

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Three Possible themes for an Advent homily might be:  

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This week we celbrate Gaudete Sunday.  The day takes its common name from the Latin word Gaudete (“Rejoice”), the first word of the introit of this day’s Mass: Gaudete in Domino which may be translated as: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Let your forbearance be known to all, for the Lord […]

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I was talking to a young person just before Christmas and she shared with me this quote from the legendary Albus Dumbledore ,who was the teacher  to young Harry Potter. I am not well versed in the lexicon of Harry Potter so I will need to rely on my younger readers to keep me up […]

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This is a re-post from last Christmas Eve, when  I shared the following about  my favorite movies about the season. It is  A Christmas Carol, the story of Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge written by Charles Dickens in 1843 during the industrial revolution in England. It was a dirty era and the plight of the poor was […]

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I admire people who understand art. It is not a gift I have been given. I enjoy art, especially art that tells a story which is one reason I favour Icons. Marian art has a long history within the Christian community. It dates back to the catacombs where the earliest followers of the Christ hid […]

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On this Christmas Eve, I wondered which of my favorite movies about the season to share on. I decided on A Christmas Carol, the story of Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge written by Charles Dickens in 1843 during the industrial revolution in England. It was a dirty era and the plight of the poor was desperate. This […]

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A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic to be sure. If you have never experienced Charlie Brown’s Christmas it is well worth it. In the clip below young Linus explains what Christmas is all about to a very disheartened Charlie Brown.

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As we prepare for Christmas,which is now less than a week away,I thought you might enjoy this reflections from Fr. Thomas Rosica from Salt + Light TV and Bishop Peter Hundt, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto. It is 18 minutes long so you will need to set aside some time to listen to […]

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