For a Christian, Christmas ought to be the ideal occasion to tear himself away from the tumult of the world in order to plunge himself body and soul into the supernatural spirit, and to immerse himself in the great mystery of God being born in utter humility and poverty. On the contrary, it is unfortunately the spirit of the World that prevails everywhere during the Christmas season. Even the baptized make of Christmas not a holy Christian feast but a feast of amusement, dancing and worldly gatherings, overindulgence, pride and excessive expenses.
The holy season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Easter Sunday, was instituted by the Apostles in imitation of Our Lord’s forty-day fast in the desert…
The Magi adore the Christ Child. Gospel account.
The true story of Christmas. Gospel relating the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Novena to the Holy Child Jesus of Bethlehem – December 16 to 24
Inspired by the book Bethléem ou l’École de l’Enfant-Jésus (Bethlehem, or the School of the Child Jesus), by Msgr. Jean-Joseph Gaume.
These beautiful prayers are also proper as meditations all through the Christmas season and even all year round.
Prayer to Mary Immaculate, for Her feast day, December 8.