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The intensity of this time right before Christmas can be fun but also draining. When you feel stressed, keep repeating the mantra, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” If you keep this in mind, what’s important and what isn’t will sort itself out.

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THE CHALLENGES OF TODAY

01 January 1970

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“I was a stranger and you made me welcome.” (Mt. 25:38) Who is the last stranger who visited your home? How would you rate your family’s hospitality? Who will be the next guest?

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Pope to Italian Olympic Committee: Words to Describe Spiritual Life, Athletics at Times the Same

01 January 1970

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Walk or drive around your neighborhood and look at the Christmas lights. How has your spouse been a light when you were going through a dark time?

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Pope's Morning Homily: God Saves Us In Worst Moments

01 January 1970

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Bishops Denounce New Texas Family Detention Center

01 January 1970

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The “O Antiphons” begin today, best known from the hymn “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Today’s is “O Wisdom of our God Most High.” Find them all on the USCCB website (search “Advent”) and pray them as a family this week to prepare for Christ’s birth.

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Reconciliation is crucial in every marriage. Does your parish have an Advent Penance Service? Make plans to receive the Sacrament of Penance as a family before Christmas.

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“The time came for Elizabeth to have her child, and she gave birth to a son.” (Lk 1:57) Elizabeth waited a long time to have a child. Do you know anyone hoping to have a child? Pray for them. God willing, their time will come. If not, may they be mothers and fathers in other […]

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“He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted.” (Is 61:1) Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, reminds us of God’s gift of joy (“gaudium” in Latin) no matter what trials we are experiencing in our family.

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If you haven’t hung up your Christmas lights, today’s a great day to do it! (Feast of St. Lucy, whose name means “light.”) How can you be more of a light to your spouse?

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Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Americas. Celebrate by eating cuisine from Mexico, where she appeared to St. Juan Diego. Or learn a prayer in Spanish.

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Ever heard of limerence? It’s a physical feeling of infatuation for another, like a crush. Although limerence can lead to committed love, it typically has a shelf life of 2-3 years. That’s why couples must transition to a more lasting love. Nurture romance but rely on enduring friendship.

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Sit down with your spouse and look at some of your favorite photos from the past year. Was there an unexpected blessing? Give thanks.

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“And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more.” (Phil 1:9) God wants your love to grow, always.

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A nice tradition today, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is to give a gift to a pregnant woman you know. Also pray today for mothers with difficult or unexpected pregnancies.

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“John [the] Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” (Mk 1:4) The sacraments are essential to the Christian life. Encourage your spouse to go to confession regularly. Participation in this sacrament will strengthen not only your relationship with God but your relationship with your spouse.

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St. Nicholas, whose feast is celebrated today, was known as a secret gift-giver. Surprise your spouse and children with a little treat today, and read together the story of this inspiring saint.

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The love between husband and wife expands when shared with others. Consider participating in your parish’s Giving Tree, or inviting an elderly or single person to your holiday celebrations.

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In the News

Daily Marriage Tip

20 Dec 2014

The intensity of this time right before Christmas can be fun but also draining. When you feel stressed, keep repeating the mantra, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” If you keep this in mind, what’s important and what isn’t will sort itself out.

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THE CHALLENGES OF TODAY

19 Dec 2014

Dear ZENIT Reader, With news spreading instantly around the globe, it is easy to be informed about so much suffering in the world and the many problems facing humanity. Perhaps every day we hear about those who live in miserable poverty, and those who are poor because they do not know

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19 Dec 2014

“I was a stranger and you made me welcome.” (Mt. 25:38) Who is the last stranger who visited your home? How would you rate your family’s hospitality? Who will be the next guest?

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Pope to Italian Olympic Committee: Words to Describe Spiritual Life, Athletics at Times the Same

19 Dec 2014

Words related to maintaining a strong spiritual life and persevering in sport are often the same. Pope Francis made this observation in the Vatican this morning when addressing executives and athletes of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) on the occasion of the centenary of its foundation.

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18 Dec 2014

Walk or drive around your neighborhood and look at the Christmas lights. How has your spouse been a light when you were going through a dark time?

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