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Christmas through Margaret’s eyes

Her name is Margaret, the pope’s cat who’s become a fixture in the Vatican. Swiss Guards open doors for her. Kitchen staff prepare her favorite dishes. The pope’s vicar knows her habits, and enjoys her company. Crowds who gather in St.…

How to simplify the holiday season

Let me just start by admitting: I’m writing this to help all of us, myself included. The holiday season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s – can get a bit out of hand and out of budget sometimes. It can be tempting to get caught up in…

Celebrating St. Nicholas

The countdown to Christmas is likely the most exciting time of year for Christian children. Each family has Advent traditions of their own including Advent wreaths, Advent calendars, Jesse trees, and Christmas trees that help build the…

Gather Round the Table

We know Christmas entertaining can be stressful, but here are some helpful tips and delicious recipes to keep your gathering festive and focused on the joy of Christ’s birth.   Appetizers Keep it simple with a combination of the following:…