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Spend this Christmas in the good company of the Holy Fathers

“I am an old Christmas person and cannot imagine a more spiritual and impressive way than spending the Christmas season with the popes. This is a marvelous book to give anyone who has a real sense of the Church and of the significance of the teachings of the bishops of Rome. I highly recommend it.”

—Fr. Benedict J.
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Hardcover, 121 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Paraclete Press (first published 2008)
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Angela
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This little book is deceiving. While you could easily finish it in a few days, it's something to take more time with. I wish I'd started it at the start of Advent, and journeyed through the words of the Holy Fathers through the season and Christmas. But it was equally inspiring to read during that lapse of time between Christmas Day and New Year's.

It contains excerpts of homilies relevant to the season, written by various popes through history. They bring tidings of peace and hope; they also
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Andrew
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good book, the wisdom of the popes is truly timeless.

Only criticism is that there is no organization outside broad categories (advent, Christmas eve, Christmas day, etc). This is not a one reading each day kind of book, as I originally thought. Despite that nitpick though the excerpts themselves are great meditations to help you delve deeper into the seasons.
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