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How many of these 10 little-known facts about St. Nicholas do YOU know? Watch

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In honor of St. Nicholas' feast day, December 6, take a moment to see how well you really know the beloved saint. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading


How St. John Paul II saved Christmas - New tell-all interview reveals how the Pope moved dictator's heart Watch

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After Fidel Castro gained power in Cuba in 1959, he spent the  next decade slowly imposing socialism on the country, including state ... continue reading


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The 'O' Antiphons - O Emmanuel

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LATIN: O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos Domine Deus noster. ENGLISH: O ... continue reading


The 'O' Antiphons - O Rex Gentium

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LATIN: O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. ... continue reading


The 'O' Antiphons - O Oriens

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LATIN: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol iustitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis. ENGLISH: O dawn of the ... continue reading


The 'O' Antiphons - O Clavis David

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LATIN: O clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel: qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit: veni, et educ vinctum de domo ... continue reading



The 'O' Antiphons - O Radix Jesse

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LATIN: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum ... continue reading


The 'O' Antiphons - O Adonai

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LATIN: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in ... continue reading


The 'O' Antiphons - O Sapientia

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LATIN: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodidisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviter disponensque omnia: veni ad ... continue reading


What is Pope Francis doing for Christmas? Watch

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The Vatican has released news of this year's Christmas tree, Nativity scene and Pope Francis' plans to celebrate the reason for the season. ... continue reading



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Advent & Christmas 2022

Begins Sunday, November 27, 2022

Ends on Saturday, December 24, 2022

"And the angel answered her, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.'"
Luke 1:35

Christ the King

Sunday, November 20, 2022

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Advent 2022 starts on Sunday, November 27, 2022

Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas every year.

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Advent 2022 ends on Saturday, December 24, 2022

Advent ends on Christmas Eve, the day before Christmas, every year.

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Epiphany

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Advent? What is it all about

What is Advent? The word Advent derives from the Latin word meaning coming. The Lord is coming. We may reflect that every year at this time we celebrate his coming... continue reading

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story To become the mother of the Savior, Mary "was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role." The angel Gabriel at the moment of... continue reading

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Daily Scripture Readings for Advent The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby... continue reading

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Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 1 - The First Sunday of AdventDo you know what Advent is really for?  We begin the season of Advent ... continue reading


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Of all the seasons of the liturgical year, Advent seems to be the most overlooked. Overshadowed by Christmas, Advent is forgotten and ... continue reading



Advent: Rushing to the Side of Mary Watch

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In the second half of Advent, the liturgy focuses on the Incarnation and birth of Jesus at the first Christmas.  We think about Mary's ... continue reading


5 Ways to keep Jesus in your Christmas celebrations this year

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Christmas is a magical time of year when decorations line the streets, children are suddenly behaving and the Post Office struggles to keep ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 26 - The Fourth Thursday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 26 - The Fourth Thursday of Advent This is the last day of this year's Advent preparations. Tonight, we greet the ... continue reading


Reaching Out: 7 Steps to a Blessed Christmas

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