Category Archives: Advent and Christmas

God bless us, every one

  I lived in Los Angeles until I was 5, just down the street from my tia, my mom’s sister, who we called Ti because when I was little I didn’t know it was supposed to be Tia. She became … Continue reading

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decor galore

  It was packed on Sunday when the girls (my granddaughters) and I went to the cemetery to put some garland on my mom’s grave. Families gathering their boxes and buckets of supplies from their trunks, hoisting small trees from car tops, … Continue reading

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breath of heaven

  Advent always seems to draw me to contemplate Mary, a young Jewish girl in Nazareth, raised in a good Jewish family by all accounts, betrothed to a good Jewish man. We really know nothing of her by virtue of … Continue reading

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advent spirit

    Sunday, December 3, marked the beginning of Advent, the time of waiting in joyful hope. In Catholic tradition, there are three phases of the Christmas cycle: Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. From December 3 through December 25, we practice … Continue reading

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christmas is forever

  Christmas is Forever When the song of the angels is stilledWhen the Star in the sky is gone When the kings and princes are homeWhen the shepherds are back with their flock The Work of Christmas begins To find … Continue reading

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