Solemnity Of Mary the Mother of God
One of the long lasting memories of Christmas that I have goes back to my childhood. The memory is of coming down stairs on Christmas morning and going into our living room where the Christmas tree was. In our home we never trimmed the tree until Christmas Eve. We children would have to go to bed before the trimming was finished. So the first thing we saw on those early Christmas mornings was the Christmas tree, the floor under the tree covered with presents, and the tree wondrously aglow with lights and decorations, shining in the still darkened room. It was a feeling unlike any other feeling any other time of the year.
The wondrous light, shining in the darkest of nights, filling those who saw it with wonder is one of the deepest images of Christmas. We sing: “Silent night, holy night, all is calm all is bright...glory streams from heaven afar... Silent night! Holy night! Son of God, love’s pure light. Radiant beams from Thy Holy...Read More