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On a cold December night, UD Band warms the hearts with a Christmas Medley (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
On Friday, December 8, 2017, it was Christmas at UD. Today’s video is the University of Dayton Pep Band “Flyer Spirit” at the Christmas Tree. For coverage of Christmas at UD, click here

A creche is seen on display in the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati last year. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
It’s the little clay baby in the manger – or maybe the empty manger, waiting until Christmas morning for the figure to appear. It’s the watchful figures of Mary and Joseph (“Mary always has to go on Jesus’s right, and Joseph always has to hold a lantern or a staff,”

Among the area people who traveled to Detroit last month for the beatification of Franciscan friar Solanus Casey were a 10-year-old boy, three seminarians, a priest, and a Dayton family whose daughter (now a religious sister) once lived in an Indiana Catholic center that was once home to the Capuchin

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:

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: