Faith and Family

Day Twenty Two: A Catholic Family Advent


Jacob called his sons, and said: “Gather around, that I may tell you what will happen to you in days to come. Assemble and hear, O sons of Jacob; listen to Israel your father.

—Genesis 49:1–2


My dad has great stories. While growing up, I would listen to them for hours. Now my kids get the same kick out of hearing Grandpa talk about the old days. Those stories, however, carry with them insights and lessons that my children and I will carry with us throughout our lives. We can learn from those who have gone before us.

Talk Together

What is your favorite family story?


Dear Lord, keep watch over our family. Keep us safe and help us stay connected with one another.


Gather up all the Christmas books in your house and sit together and read them aloud. Have each person pick a favorite book and read it, if possible, to the rest of the family. Ask each person what he or she likes best about the book.

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