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Christmas Lights

Anybody who knows me well knows that I love Christmas. I love the parties, the trees, the presents, Santa Claus, and the Christmas lights. (OK—I confess that I have a Santa Claus sculpture done in lights out on my lawn, but that is another story.) I’ve been taking...

Pure Joy

A few weeks ago, I went to New York to see Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at the Museum of Modern Art. Although I had visited a similar exhibition some years ago at another museum, these stunning works bear revisiting as often as one has the chance. Matisse started...

The Littlest Among Us

Over the weekend, my husband’s parents took our three children to church. When we returned home, my mother-in-law stated that “Father had to stop Mass.” I said, “I hope not for one of MY children.” She excitedly replied, “Yes!” and went on to tell me the...

Filipino Christmas

Every culture develops special ways for celebrating Christmas. The Christmas crèche, Christmas trees, Christmas carols, and so forth are found in various forms wherever there are Christians. In the Philippines Catholics celebrate the Christmas Novena from December 16...
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