Nativity scenes remind us of the word made flesh
When asked for their childhood memories of Advent, Catholic adults inevitably will mention two things that would never change from year to year: the star or angel that topped their Christmas tree; and the family Nativity set.
Virtual Google field trips transport students
Call it an extremely cool, 21st-century pair of binoculars.
Students mount their school's Nativity play
The Babe of Bethlehem had a tenderly prepared place on which to lay his sweet head during Our Lady of Perpetual Help School’s Dec. 17 Nativity play.
Families must forgive and not ‘end the day in war’
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The secret to healing wounds among family members is to “not end the day in war” and to forgive one another, Pope Francis said.
The famous line from the 19th-century poem (1823), “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” reads: “The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.”
'For unto us a child is born'
On Dec. 27, the Sunday after Christmas, the Solemnity of the Holy Family will be celebrated. Pope Francis has announced that during this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Holy Family Sunday will be the Jubilee Day for Families worldwide.