Happy Feast of Saint Ambrose

This is Saint Ambrose. There’s a legend that when he was a baby, a swarm of bees landed on his face and then left the baby uninjured, leaving behind only a drop of honey. His father said that he believed it was a sign that his son would grow up to be a great speaker…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 7

Jacob Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               Jacob tricked his brother into selling him his birthright and he tricked his father into giving him the firstborn blessing.  He dreamt of a ladder that bridged heaven and earth.  His tricking ways would come back to haunt him when he was tricked into…

Happy Feast of Saint Nicholas

This isn't the Coca-cola Saint Nick. This is the keeping young girls from slavery, saving the lives of children, bringing sailors to port safely and heretic punching Saint Nick. Worthy of admiration year-round! To bring Saint Nicholas into your home, click here.

Christmas for Beginners – Day 6

Isaac Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):   Remember that Isaac was almost sacrificed by Abraham on Mount Moriah before the Angel of God stopped Abraham’s hand and a ram was sacrificed instead.  The key points concerning Isaac in this biblical scene are: that Isaac was a begotten son as God,…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 5

Abraham Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):   Abraham was kind of a big deal.  He was a man of extraordinary faith and obedience to God.  Abraham pretty much did everything God asked of him.  God gave Abraham a son even though he and his wife were super old.  Abraham’s trust…