Today, December 6th, is the feast of St. Nicholas: Bishop of Myra, patron of children, and great defender of the Faith against Arianism. Modern times have seen his memory distorted into the materialistic Santa Claus; In St. Nicholas Day, Dec. 6th – St. Nicholas vs Santa Claus, Finer Femininity shares an excerpt from “The Year & Our Children: Catholic Family Celebrations for Every Season” by Mary Reed Newland which will help keep things Catholic.
For weeks already, simply venturing into public will leave one practically drowned in Christmas music, advertising, and decorations. Click over to Grow in Virtue to read Alan Scott’s latest, Advent – A Preparation for Christmas, and get some practical advice for reclaiming Advent.
Lastly, Song of Advent: Rorate Caeli at Tradition in Action shares this beautiful, traditional Advent hymn.