Heaven’s Sweetness

I love Christmas. I love everything about Christmas—the presents, the lights, the decorations, the parties, the food, the magic, the celebrations, Santa Claus, the shopping,  getting together with family and friends. You name it, I love it.  I enjoy every last minute of it. I’m like a big kid at...

Celebrating Christ’s Birth

If any of you have read my previous blog, “The Waiting Game,” you will have seen that I had been ready to celebrate Christmas since before December even began. All my gifts had been wrapped and ready to be delivered starting on Christmas Eve. Well, as I write this blog, today is Christmas Eve and...

Why Christmas?

Why Christmas? As a child, my favorite Christmas thing was seeing the huge crèche at our parish church, St. Catharine of Siena, here in Cincinnati. We had a beautiful set at home. It fit into the fireplace under the mantle, but I have stronger memories of the huge one in church. Maybe it was because I...

From Our Family to Yours, Final Post

This is the sixth and final of my holiday-themed posts on the Christmas traditions of St. Anthony Messenger Press (SAMP) employees. We hoped that you’ve enjoyed these gift from our family to yours. Christmas brings us to the very roots of our faith and that is reflected in our celebrating of the...

From Our Family to Yours, Part V

This is the fifth of my holiday-themed posts on the Christmas traditions of St. Anthony Messenger Press (SAMP) employees. One more post with their reflections will be coming soon. These stories are a gift from our family to yours. Gift-giving Rethought Gift-giving can be a source of tension at...

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