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December 24

 

Fourth Sunday in Advent and Christmas Eve

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The liturgical season of Christmas begins with the vigil Mass on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 8th this year). During this season, we celebrate the birth of Christ into our world and into our hearts and reflect on the gift of salvation that is born with him . . . including the fact that he was born to die for us.

A Vatican nativity scene awaits the placement of the infant Christ figure on Christmas Eve. CNS photo/Paul Haring

Reflect

Take time to reflect on today's readings by practicing the ancient art of Lectio Divina.

Pray

Offer up these words to the Heavenly Father for a renewed spirit of evangelization, so you might live as a missionary disciple this liturgical year.

 

Act

Take some extra time with this passage today and remember the true spirit of Christmas. "Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus . . . and of his kingdom there will be no end." (Lk 1:31-33)



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