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Friday, December 20, 2019

What presents are you preparing for the Infant Jesus?

It is good to reflect on what we are planning to give to the Infant Jesus when we celebrate His birth again this Christmas. And, are we asking the Infant for a special grace? Ignatius is so strong on asking for what we desire whenever we go to pray, but perhaps I forget to do this. Let us think about why we give gifts and what we desire to receive.
I have just discovered the Apostolic Letter, Admirabile Signum, that Pope Francis wrote on the meaning and the importance of the Nativity Scene. The Letter was published on December 1, 2019. The Pope says that he is writing to encourage "the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons, and town squares."
You can find the entire Letter online, but I will try to share a bit more in these days before Christmas.

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