Unique Christmas Parable

Blessed Christmastide to you and yours!

Well here it is, the second day of 2014 A.D. I hope you are receiving all the special graces of this holy season.

Christmas Eve brought some unusual guests to our community recreation. The parable of the 5 Wise Virgins was brought to life with the addition of our Blessed Mother’s appearance at right!

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They had unusual gifts for us and the pitchers at right held, not oil for lanterns, but batteries for LED lanterns!

Mother Catherine Marie – ever the practical mother and mistress of our monastery – purchased a LED vintage lantern for each sister to have on hand during power outages. These lanterns will be much safer than leaving lit candles in various rooms throughout the monastery when it is pitch dark.

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Proceeding to chapel at the end of recreation.

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Here we are singing the ancient Latin hymn “Alma Redemptoris Mater” having just placed the Holy Infant in his crib hours before Midnight Mass was to begin.

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Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, even every moment in the interior temple of your spirit, remaining like a baby in the bosom of the heavenly Father, where you will be reborn each moment in the Divine Word, Jesus Christ.

– St. Paul of the Cross

Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, even every moment in the interior temple of your spirit, remaining like a baby in the bosom of the heavenly Father, where you will be reborn each moment in the Divine Word, Jesus Christ.” – See more at: http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/2013/12/daily-catholic-quote-from-st-paul-of-the-cross-2/#sthash.a8yMNL2x.dpuf

2 thoughts on “Unique Christmas Parable

  1. I love that quote from St. Paul of the Cross. I am fussed at, sometimes, for singing Christmas carols throughout the year, but I offer that I was baptized on Christmas Eve so my soul must have been imprinted with Noel. The quote from St. Paul of the Cross is an added bonus. 🙂

    Thanks Lisa – blessed Epiphany to you and the kids!

  2. What a wonderful idea! We weren’t so smart and had purchased regular oil hurricane lanterns.
    However, due to the great kindness of our parish here in Summit we now have an enormous generator which means that all the romance of candles will be absent at the next power outage!
    Merry Christmas, dear Sisters!

    Good to hear from you dear Sister! Blessed Christmas to you our good Dominicans of New Jersey! – Sponsa Christi

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