It’s the last Wednesday of Advent and this time next week I’ll be wishing you a Merry Christmas! How appropriate that theme for the third week of Advent is JOY because it’s time to get really excited about celebrating Christ’s birth! We’re still holding out on decorating for Christmas until Christmas Eve (SO hard to resist!) and our oldest little man loves to blow out the Advent candles after dinner.
Please enjoy the treasures I’ve found this week – each of them so good for me to read.
Charities You Ought to Know by Simcha Fisher, National Catholic Register
My friend Lauren and I made a big donation trip to a couple of collections this past Saturday; THEN I bumped into/met our local coordinator for Catholic Charities on Sunday. I had NO idea we had one in town! The blessing is that Catholic Charities can take just about anything and if they can’t use it, they give it to Goodwill, who in turn gives them shopping vouchers for the people who visit Catholic Charities out of need. In addition to the charities listed in Mrs. Fisher’s piece, I feel great about donating to Catholic Charities because I’m 100% certain that the poor receive it all.
12 Traditions for Keeping Christ in Christmas by Annabelle Hazard, Written by the Finger of God
This girl is awesome and her posts never disappoint. What’s so great about this one, though?? Her listed traditions are easily done during the Christmas season
A Good Reminder from St. Gregory the Great by Erin Franco, Humble Handmaid
A reflection on Holy Innocents within the context of Newton, CT by Leanne, Life Happens When
Mercy, Love, and Seeing the Face of God: A Review of Les Miserables by Tony Rossi, The Christophers
I canNOT wait to see this movie. I saw the production when I was 16 and recall how profoundly it moved me. I won’t likely go opening day, but very, very soon after and more than just once!