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December 2015

Advent Song

I bore three children.

Burrowed deep within my womb they grew, attached to me.

Nestled beneath flesh and blood and love – tangled up in who I was and who I would become.

I felt them move beneath my heart, and waited,

with bated breath and longing,

until at last they were brought forth –

I held them to myself and knew,

Beatification letters

Juniors Natalie Budz, Alexis Hansman, Ryan Lang, Kaylie Daniels and Kaitlyn Fink of Mercy High School in Omaha write letters to Pope Francis urging him to advance the sainthood cause of Mother Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.

Door of mercy

During the Rite of the Opening of the Door of Mercy Archbishop George J. Lucas opened the special door at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha Dec. 13.


The coming of the Magi is at the center of an image of three manifestations of Christ to the world celebrated in the feast of Epiphany. Also included are images of the wedding feast at Cana, left, and the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan. Graphic Illustration from Public Domain works/John Bosco.

Christmas more than a day – it’s a season

By Dec. 26, the frenzy of holiday activity finally has slowed, the festivities are over, the gift wrap is discarded.

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