St. Nicholas Day Shoe (& Stocking) Stuffers

St. Nicholas Day Shoe (& Stocking) Stuffers

St. Nicholas Day (Dec 6th) is just around the corner, and with it comes the start of the Christmas holiday gift giving. Our family always celebrates this day by putting our shoes in front of the fireplace the night before (Dec 5th).  Then, when we wake up St. Nicholas...
Mom is from Advent, Dad is from Lent

Mom is from Advent, Dad is from Lent

We’ve arrived in Easter — Alleluia! — but we had to pass through Lent to do it. So indulge me momentarily for a backward glance at those “40 Days.” When I ponder the long and hard journey of Lent, it calls to mind Advent, the other time when the priest wears violet at...
Preparing for Christ During Advent and Every Day

Preparing for Christ During Advent and Every Day

Here is a beautiful article on preparing for Christ. The article talks about preparing to meet Christ not only on Christmas day but also at the end of our lives. In a gentle and loving tone the author explains the importance of quieting our hearts, “The meaning of...