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Waiting for Christmas

Advent-Candles

I grew up in a household that put up the Christmas tree a few days after Thanksgiving. Our tree would be up until sometime after Christmas, usually coming down the first week of January. There was never a defining moment when the Christmas … Continue reading

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Mass

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, celebrated next on February 18, 2015. The name "Ash Wednesday" comes from the blessed ashes that are applied to the forehead of the faithful who receive them as a sign of the beginning of the season of Lent, … Continue reading