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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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  “In the old days it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukka’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas! or Happy Hanukkah! or (to the atheists) […]

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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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I found this video on a blog called Open Hands which is written by Mark Petersen who is a philanthropist and blogger.Check it out as it has many interesting links and videos that will give you a look into some of the work done by the not-for-profit sector in Canada. I love the last line […]

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A friend of mine forwarded this story to me about an old man on Christmas Eve. It is much longer than what I would normally post but if you have the time it is a new take on the “Night Before Christmas”. If you read to the end you will see that it is a […]

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In the midst of the rush of Christmas shopping and preparations it is good to take a moment to just reflect. If you need a break then join the shoppers at this mall for a 5 minute Christmas concert.  

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Transform: 1. To change markedly the appearance or form of; 2. To change the nature, function, or condition of; convert. Ponder: 1. Think about (something) carefully, esp. before deciding or concluding. This weekend we continue our reflections on the transformation of the peasant girl from Nazareth named Mary. A few weeks ago we remembered the […]

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Best wishes for a blessed and holy Christmas. Here is a beautiful telling of the Christmas story set to the words of a song from Amy Grant titled “Breath of Heaven”. I believe the video was produced by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The lyrics of the song are posted below the […]

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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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 The Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Please click on the X in the video to close the Google Ad when it appears) Luke 2: 41-51  (This is a different translation than the recording) “Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he […]

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The Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation (Please click on the X in the video to close the Google Ad when it appears) Luke 2: 22-35  (This is a different translation than the recording) And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present […]

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(Please click here for this week’s Homily: Do Not be Afraid) As we enter the final week of our preparation for Christmas there is an opportunity to pray with Mary. A powerful way to ponder the meaning of Christmas in our hearts is to spend a few minutes each day with the rosary. The Joyful […]

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One of the truly amazing gifts of being Catholic is the rich theology and teachings we have been given through the years about the Blessed Virgin Mary. Through the ages we have come to understand the role of Mary through the teachings of the Church, by numerous masterpieces of art and in a special way […]

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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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