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The Light of the World(0)

December 1, 2018

In ancient times, many people regarded the sun as the most important god. The sun gave the world warmth and light. Fires were lit during winter to boost the weakening strength of the sun. Sol, the sun-god, was the principal deity of the Roman Empire, and 25 December, by which day the sun had begun to come back to the skies of the northern hemisphere, was Sol’s birthday.… More

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December Saints

Saint Edburga of Thanet (d. 751)

Edburga was the only daughter of King Centwine and Queen Engyth of Wessex, the 8th century royal family of Kent, England. She became a Benedictine nun of the Minster-in-Thanet Abbey in 716 where she became a friend and student of Saint Mildrith, whom she eventually succeeded as Abbess.… More

Recognising the Child Jesus in the faces of little children

In Bethlehem, Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. He was born, not by the will of man, but by the gift of the love of God our Father, who so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).… More

A ‘Gate of Heaven’ in Australia

St Patrick's Sydney a 'Gate of Heaven'

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