A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Monday, December 20, 2004

Catholic Carnival IX

The Family’s Christmas Dinner

The Bread

In “Why does Jesus call himself ‘Bread?’Deo Omnis Gloria observes that “Jesus refers to Himself as ‘bread’ in the Gospels, but why? Do other Scriptures illuminate this teaching? This post provides more proofs that the Eucharist is real.”

In “The Holy Power of God With UsHMS Blog offers “a brief meditation on the readings for the 4th Sunday of Advent, focusing on what we need to do to cooperate with God’s promise of ‘Emmanuel’”

The Decorations

In “Madrid Govt´s Politically Correct Christmas Decoration: Words with no MeaningsSantificarnos reports that “the Madrid government approved a new Christmas decoration where words such as ‘wound,’ ‘hammer’ and ‘trap’ light up the avenue. The artist behind the design claims this is to represent that Christmas means different things to different people. I suggest that this instead is an example of being PC and yet still needing flashy lights to encourage people to spend their money.”

The Relatives

In “What a Christmas Card Can ShowHappy Catholic reminds us that “Christmas is not always about love. Sometimes it is a time when we see the worst expressed in our families, as I saw in a family Christmas card this weekend.”

The Siblings

In “Angels - No Wings, Please!Notes tells “Mary Murphy’s story about a Christmas pageant.”

The Paterfamilias

In “From Addresses to Cardinal Newman with His RepliesQuenta Nârwenion shares “a short quote from Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O., on St. Joseph.”


In “Why should men develop a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary?Living Catholicism observes that “men are notorious for being less devotional than women. But when it comes to the Virgin Mary, men need to step up to the plate. This post examines why and provides some practical ways to begin your devotion to Mary.”

In “Knowing who you areA Penitent Blogger discusses what the Annunciation can teach about self-knowledge and being overwhelmed.

The Son

In “San Juan de la Cruz IIIThe Blog from the Core gives us a poem by St. John of the Cross: “Of the Incarnation.”

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May these last few days of Advent be a special time of blessings for all!