Dec 16

Dawn Mass (Misa De Gallo): History

The custom of midnight mass on Christmas Eve was initially chronicled by Egeria, the Galician lady who went on a journey to the Holy Land around 381–384. She saw how the early Christians of Jerusalem regarded the Christmas secret with a midnight vigil at Bethlehem.[1] This was trailed by a torchlight parade to Jerusalem, touching base at the Church of the Resurrection at sunrise.

A large portion of after a century, Pope Sixtus III, propelled by the midnight vigil, founded the act of a midnight mass after the cockcrow in the cave like rhetoric of the renowned worldwide Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. There are disparities, nonetheless, with the accurate time of the cockcrow because of the way that the aged Romans set it toward the begin of the day.

In 1587, the head minister from the Convent of San Agustin Acolman, San Diego de Soria, appealed to the Pope to permit holding the mass outside on the grounds that the congregation couldn’t suit the substantial number of actively present people at the night festival.

Reference: WIKI

Dec 13

Sta. Lucia (St. Lucy)

This day was supposed to be my grandmother’s 100th birthday, if she did not passed away two years ago.

Information about Sta. Lucia’s Celebration according to Catholic Culture website.

St. Lucy (Lucia) feast day brings numerous distinctive sorts of festivals in different nations. Her devour is likewise tied in with the festival of light and winter, as her name means light and her devour day initially agreed with the winter solstice, which denoted the most brief day of the year.

In Croatia: It is a Croatian custom to plant the Christmas wheat on the dining experience of St. Lucy. Plant the seeds into a little dish of soil, and spot the dish in a tolerably warm room, keeping it watered. By Christmas Eve the new shoots of wheat ought to be around 8 inches of a delicate green. The wheat then can be put beside the trough or lodging scene as a blessing to Jesus and an update to us of the Eucharist which sustains our souls furthermore as the staff of life which feeds all of humanity. It can likewise be utilized a table enrichment, with a flame set in the inside.

In Italy: Santa Lucia is commended all over Italy. Sicilians still honor Santa Lucia’s intercession amid an extreme starvation in 1582. Supernaturally, ships loaded with grain showed up in the harbor on December 13. The individuals were hungry to the point that they didn’t take the time to crush the grain into flour yet heated up the grains promptly. Sicilians decline to consume anything made of wheat flour during the current day, which means renouncing pasta and bread. Rather they consume a most well known dish called cuccia which is made with bubbled entire wheat berries, ricotta and sugar.

In Lombardy and Veneto, goose is consumed on this day, and it is Santa Lucia who brings the presents to kids, not Father Christmas or Befana. She goes on a jackass on the eve of December 13, and kids leave dishes of milk and carrots and feed to draw in the hungry jackass and verify Santa Lucia stops at their home.

Sweden: This is an extraordinary blowout day in Sweden, called Luciadagen. It is a period respected convention to have the most established young lady in the family wearing a white dress and red scarf and tights. She has a wreath crown with white lighted candles. At first light she awakens of the family with steaming espresso and Lussekatter (saffron buns), or some other most loved sweet moves or bread.

Original Source of these activities as listed in Catholic Culture’s website: Jennifer Gregory Miller, © Copyright 2003-2014

Dec 09

Smart People in the World

robert-t-kiyosaki-15Contemplating about this thought I discovered while hunting down business books. The books I ever read created by him were amazingly delightful. That made me thought on the best way to weight genuinely the assets and liabilities. These were both taught in a few subjects yet a considerable measure frequently forgotten about. Individuals are so great in principle yet exceptionally poor in application. Simply a thought. I simply know of somebody who is exceptionally smart, canny yet he is extremely poor. I don’t accept that one can be happy actually when he is extremely poor. Simply imparting my own particular insight.

Dec 07

Guitars Made with Love

Innovation doesn’t just stop even a single minute of the time of the innovators. This Christmas while a lot of people are looking for gift items for their love ones. It is convenient to shop online who delivers around the country. Who ensure too on the safety of their items when sent. For example, guitar or Breedlove Guitars or any kind of guitar, shipping can be daunting but not with their tied up courier.

Dec 07

Prayer for Deliverance


Almighty Father,

We raise our hearts to You in gratitude, for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your providence in sustaining us in our needs, and for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe.

We acknowledge our sins against You and the rest of Your creation. We have not been good stewards of nature. We have confused Your command to subdue the earth. The environment is made to suffer our wrongdoing, and now we reap the harvest of our abuse and indifference.

Global warning is upon us. Typhoons, floods, volcanic eruption, and other natural calamities occur in the increasing number and intensity.

We turn to you, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins.

We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard earned possessions be spared from the threat of calamities, natural and man-made.

We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation, and generous neighbors to those in need. Amen

Dec 07

Christmas Gift

Counting the days before Christmas time. In the house, decorating continuous as I couldn’t make it thoroughly in one setting for I need to take care the little girl. Since, I am only free on weekends she always yearn for my company even when she’s just watching her favorite cartoon. When I received the original copy of Frozen all the way from London, I was so glad because at least now I will be able to have it shown in the television. No more youtubing for the frozen. A lot of items arrived from London which I think some were from department 56 new england village .

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