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Posts Tagged ‘Bethlehem’



The Memorial of the Holy Innocents – The Real Colors of Christmas

I have always thought of red and green as the colors of Christmas, but a Jesuit writer has set me straight.   I recently read in a homily that the Christmas season is far more complex than greeting-card images suggest, and that a sign of that complexity is the variety of liturgical ...
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Blessing of the Crèche / Bendición del pesebre

As the weeks of Advent pass and the celebration of the Nativity draws near, the crèche begins to appear in homes and churches. St. Francis of Assisi usually gets credit for introducing the idea of the crèche—in his case with living figures—in 1223 after he visited the traditional birthplace of ...
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We Gather to Give God Glory

During this Year of Faith, we will blog reflections and stories to accompany you on your faith journey.   “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.” - Gloria   A Priest friend once told me, “Terry, you are either on the way or in the ...
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Mary, Mother of God

“The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the ...
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