Advent and Christmas
December 2013 Newsletter
The "Huron Carol" is a Canadian Christmas Hymn written in 1642 by Jean de Brebeuf, S.J., a French Jesuit Missionary. The song was originally composed in the native language of the Huron people with the title "Jesous Aharonhia", which is translated to "Jesus, he is born."
This recording of the hymn was performed by the Exultate Chamber Singers.
Resources for Advent and Christmas
A list of resources compiled by Xavier's Center for Mission and Identity for the Advent and Christmas season.
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Christmas Day Table Prayer
Lord God of Life,
together with the beautiful traditions
of decorating the Christmas tree,
of singing carols and giving gifts,
this Christmas dinner is an important part
of our celebration of the birth
of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Come, Lord our God,
and surround our feast day table
as we delight in this joyous season of Christmas.
Gift us in this meal with the taste of happiness
as we savor this coming together
of family and friends.
As sparkling stars and singing angels rejoiced
at the birth of the Christ Child in Bethlehem,
so may we take great joy
in this our Christmas dinner-celebration.
May You, our God, bless it and us
in Your holy name. Amen.
The Daily Examen
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"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful...
in every fair face,
in every fair sky,
in every fair flower."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
More reflections can be found in the book, Creating Privileged Moments.
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