Blog Posts - The Nativity



A Reflection on Saint Luke's Infancy Narrative

Angel Appearing to Zacharias, Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1490.St. Luke devotes the first two chapters of his Gospel to events in the infancy of Christ. Luke's infancy narratives consider six episodes structured in pairs about the early lives of John...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 19, 2016

Christmas Novena 2016 | Day 4

December 19, 2016Today, we pray for an openness to life. Also, that we will be open to the Lord’s promptings each day, and to all of His blessings. We pray that society as a whole will be respectful of the gift of new life from God. May the culture...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 19, 2016

Homily for the Nativity of The Lord, (Christmas) December 25, 2016, Year A

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)My dear brothers and sisters, all of our ideals, all of our dreams of what we want to be, and of what our world can be… all of our visions and understandings of God,...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 18, 2016

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2016, Year A

Joseph and Mary arrive at the inn. 14th century illuminationFr. Thomas J. Lane S.T.D.Associate Professor of Sacred ScriptureMt. St. Mary's SeminaryEmmitsburg, MD(Click here for today’s readings)We are all busy preparing for Christmas. A lot of prep...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 16, 2016

Reminder: Christmas Novena Begins December 16th

The Christmas Novena begins on December 16th, and concludes on Christmas day. This devotion honors the Incarnation of Christ, and is prayed especially for an end to abortion. The birth of our Savior was, and is, an occasion of unrivaled joy for all o...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 15, 2016

The Three Feasts of the Nativity

Nativity, Giotto, Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, c. 1316.When we celebrate Christmas we are commemorating the three nativities of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the reason for the three Masses celebrated on this day. The first is the eternal be...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 14, 2016

Ten Things to Know About the Incarnation of Christ

The Incarnation of Christ is the seminal event in history. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: 463 "Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith: 'By this you know the Spirit of God: every...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 9, 2016

The Christmas Novena Begins December 16th

The Christmas Novena begins on December 16th, and concludes on Christmas day. This devotion honors the Incarnation of Christ, and is prayed especially for an end to abortion. The birth of our Savior was, and is, an occasion of unrivaled joy for all o...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 9, 2016

All You Need to Know About the Incarnation of Christ

The Incarnation of Christ is the seminal event in history. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: 463 "Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith: 'By this you know the Spirit of God: every...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 9, 2016

O Antiphons Overview

The liturgical season of Advent has two parts, both of which look to the coming of the Lord. The first part of Advent, which immediately follows the feast of Christ the King and ends on December 16, looks to his second coming — the return of Jesus...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 6, 2016

Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent [A]

Third Sunday of Advent (A), December 15, 2013By Msgr. Bernard BourgeoisIsaiah 35:1-6a, 10; Psalm 146; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11"Be patient, brothers and sisters,until the coming of the Lord." (Jas 5:7)Advent coincides with one of the busiest time...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 5, 2016

The Nativity

 (Luke 2:6 [KJV])And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.(Luke 2:7 [KJV])And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because...
by Sow Good Seed on Dec 20, 2015

Story of the Nativity "Lost" from the Christmas school English.

The shepherds in the field now replaced the superheroes in the school Christmas play in England.The Story of Christianity disappear from Christmas celebrations in the school drama UK. According to the study, the story was replaced "winter celebration...
by www.Primo.com on Dec 24, 2014

Palestine: Exploring the West Bank

Part I of a two-part West Bank series: our incredible experience exploring Bethlehem and the Jordan River.The post Palestine: Exploring the West Bank appeared first on The Traveling Scholar.
by The Traveling Scholar on Oct 18, 2014

The "Ber" Months have started

The “ber” months have started, and I can already smell Christmas in the air. The malls and department stores are already lining up their stalls and hallways of fabulous Christmas decors from the Holy Family figurines, Santa Clauses, Christmas t...
by January's Scraps of Life on Sep 4, 2014

The perfect gift

It's easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas.The post The perfect gift appeared first on is this REALLY my life?.
by is this REALLY my life? on Dec 24, 2013

12 Pearls of Christmas: The Nativity by Lynn Austin

Welcome to the 12 Pearls of Christmas blog series! Merry Christmas from Pearl Girls™! We hope you enjoy these Christmas “Pearls of Wisdom” from the authors who were so kind to donate their time and talents! If you miss a few posts, you’ll be...
by The IE Mommy on Dec 17, 2013

Christmas Decors at the Malls

As much as we want to dress up our home with beautiful Christmas decorations, we simply can't because of some reasons, like house space, budget and time. We have no choice but to settle on simple Christmas wreaths and ornaments. Hopefully by next yea...
by January's Scraps of Life on Dec 8, 2013

The Nativity Story App Review (#ipadApps)

  Why Kids Love This App  It’s like a vintage pop-up book, with classic woodcut-style illustrations By tapping and swiping, kids can help Joseph and Mary find a place to stay. Knock on doors… Pull on the rope… Ring the bell...
by The IE Mommy on Nov 17, 2013

It is all about the Little People!

Move over trucks. Step aside cars. The Little People are moving up in the toddler world. These little plastics figures can be found in every room of my house. We have the farm, the garage, Noah’s ark, the Nativity scene, and the wheelies. They are...
by Mom Mart on Mar 13, 2012


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