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The Arrival in Palestine – Christmas Meditation Day 30 (Jan 23)

The Arrival in Palestine 1.  When Joseph arrived with Mary and her Divine Son in their own land, his first thought was to turn to Bethlehem, and to dwell in peace where he had dwelt so peaceably before.  But to his sorrow he learned that the son of the impious Herod was ruling in his…

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The Return Home – Christmas Meditation Day 29 (Jan 22)

The Return Home 1.  At length, when it seemed as if God had almost forgotten His well-beloved Son, the summons came to return to the land of Israel.  An angel appeared to Joseph with the welcome news that those who had sought the life of Jesus were dead, and that therefore they might go back…

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The Long Waiting – Christmas Meditation Day 28 (Jan 21)

The Long Waiting 1.  For seven long years the Holy Family remained in the land of Egypt.  From day to day they knew not whether they were to spend all their days in banishment, far from the dear land of Israel, or to return thither it might be on the morrow; yet no shade of…

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The Arrival in Egypt – Christmas Meditation Day 27 (Jan 20)

The Arrival in Egypt 1.  At length they reached the spot that God designed for their sojourn, in a land full of idols and idolaters.  What uncongenial surroundings for the Holy Family, alone in the midst of those who worshipped a false god!  So many a Catholic has to dwell in a most uncongenial atmosphere…

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The Perils of the Way – Christmas Meditation Day 26 (Jan 19)

The Perils of the Way 1.  Out into the darkness of the night went Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.  Can these homeless wanderers really be the three whose value in the eyes of Heaven made all the rest of the world insignificant as a grain of sand compared with a continent?  Yes, this is God’s way…

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Joseph’s Obedience – Christmas Meditation Day 25 (Jan 18)

Today’s meditation continues to examine Joseph’s virtue in following the angel, with some surprising observations about obedience and sanctity. A key mark of sanctity revealed!

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The Angel’s Warning – Christmas Meditation Day 24 (Jan 17)

Today’s Christmas meditation puts you in the shoes of Joseph, to whom the angel came in a dream telling him to flee to Egypt — if the message was from God…

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Herod’s Vengeance – Christmas Meditation Day 23 (Jan 16)

Why did Herod order the slaughter of male babies? Do we act like him and what causes this? Today’s Christmas meditation compares worldly care with Heaven’s care.

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Their Return Home – Christmas Meditation Day 22 (Jan 15)

An angel helped the Kings avoid the deception of Herod — see how God helps those he favors in today’s Christmas meditation!

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Their Gifts: (3) Myrrh – Christmas Meditation Day 21 (Jan 14)

Discover the three reasons Balthasar of the three kings gave Myrrh to the Baby Jesus in today’s Christmas meditation.

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