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Notes from a Friar: Holding On to Christmas

This Christmas, I hope you are feeling the deep joy of Jesus’ presence, in spite of so many recent challenges.
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The Gift Within

No one can truly fathom Mary’s plight when she was handpicked to become the instrument of the Incarnation.
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Divine Thumbprints All Around

Reflect St. Bonaventure believed that there were “vestiges,” or, divine thumbprints, throughout the created order. God created the universe, and therefore the world in which we lived was sacred. God became a human through the incarnation and therefore our very ...
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3 Questions about the Incarnation

One of the great mysteries of our faith is how it was possible that God, infinite and all good, could come down upon this earth and become human like us.
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St. Francis Makes Bethlehem Real

I know that the Jesus being born with no fanfare in a cave to a young mother seems almost too wonderful to be true—but it is.
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St. Francis and the Incarnation

Saint Francis of Assisi (1181–1226) was an enthusiastic champion of Christmas, the birthday of his leader and Lord.
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