Advent and Christmas stories to share

Every year of their childhood on the feast of St. Nicholas, December 6, my friend Rebecca’s children awoke to a stack of rectangular wrapped gifts next to their shoes. St. Nicholas always brought them books. On Christmas we celebrate the Word Made Flesh. Why not savor beautiful words from great stories during this Advent and Christmas season to prepare your heart — and the hearts of those in your family — to receive the Word with joy?

The Christ Child of the Year

Every year Time magazine recognizes someone as “Person of the Year.” The recognition isn’t necessarily an honor; it’s given to the person whom Time judges to have been the newsmaker of the year — for good or for bad. This year, instead of choosing an individual to recognize as newsmaker of the year, it recognized instead a category of persons, the Silence Breakers, namely, women who have spoken out about having experienced sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Artist helps draw children to the divine at St. Michael’s in Olympia

OLYMPIA – When her daughter was preparing for first Communion at St. Michael Parish, Carrie Cortes-Monroy wanted to make a deeper commitment to her faith. So she signed up for a parish group studying Sofia Cavalletti’s book Ways to Nurture the Relationship with God, never guessing the impact that book would have.

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