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Two different people shared the same article with me last month. My charismatic roots tempt me to take that it as a sign it should be this month’s topic, so here goes. The article came from the Catholic website Aleteia, and is titled, “Hey, pastors, want to bring us Millennials

Tomb of St. John of the Cross, Spain (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
December 14. Saint John of the Cross was a 16th century reformer of the Carmelite way of life, together with Saint Teresa of Avila. In Today’s video, we look at the life of St. John of the Cross, a mystic, writer of Dark Night of the Soul.

December 13th is the feast day of St. Lucy. St. Lucy was a virgin martyr during the earliest centuries of Christianity under its worst persecution at the hands of the Roman Empire, therefore making her one of the most glorious saints in heaven. Today’s video looks at her life

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Check out the video on this Patron Saint of the Americas:

Advent Reflection for December 16th – Saturday of the Second Week of Advent Sir 48:1-4,9-11/ Ps. 80: 2-3, 15-16,18-19 / Matthew 17: 9a, 10-13   Invitation to Prayer: Let’s ask to be open to the fire of God’s love and let that fire burn brightly within our hearts as we

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. (Luke 2: 8-9) (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
ADVENT 2017 Friday, November 24th through January 1st Live Nativity at St. Francis Seraph St. Francis Seraph Nativity exhibit at Christian Moerlein Taproom Map Monday, November 27th through Friday, January 5th “At the Manger” Créche display at the University of Dayton Map Friday, December 1st –Sunday, January 7th Nativity Set

Festive carols sung awaiting the lighting of the Christmas Tree (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
As a beautiful sunset occurred at the University of Dayton, the great spirit of Joy could be found on campus for the annual “Christmas at UD.”

Statue where St. Bernadette witnessed the beautiful Lady in Lourdes France (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Here’s a brief overview of why we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

In honor of Saint Nicholas, here’s two videos about the life of this Saint from Catholic.org, and the longer video entitled History of real Saint Nicholas:

Body + Soul By Erin Schurenberg By December, most organized planners have finished their holiday shopping, but for those yet to start or who might have a gift or two remaining on their Christmas shopping list, we present these resources for holiday gifts with Catholic connections. Most of the abbeys,