Christmas: Open Ended Expectation
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Christmas: Open Ended Expectation

There is nothing wrong with enjoying Christmas, or indeed with a little over-indulgence. At any rate, there is nothing Christian about embodiments of Scrooge masquerading as piety. What matters is that we remember why we are enjoying it. We’re not, or not chiefly, remembering a past event. We’re sharpening our hope and expectation of how…

Christmas Day Prayer
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Christmas Day Prayer

One of the best ways in which we can celebrate Christmas is to give thanks to God for those who are accompanying the poor today – those handing out food to the hungry, those giving shelter to the homeless; those befriending refugees and migrants with no recourse to public funds; those who care for the…

Christmas Greetings
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Christmas Greetings

Wishing a truly Luminous Christmas to all visitors – regular and occasional – to this website of the Mill Hill Missionaries. And may Peace be yours in abundance in the New Year. God has come. God is there in the world. And therefore everything is different from what we imagine it to be. . ….

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A Tale of Two Christmases

We have become used to parallel Christmases, Family Gatherings and Festive Good Cheer alongside Christmas Cribs and Nativity Plays. We’ve learned to enjoy both, though with a growing sense of unease at the widening gap opening up between them. It has become harder to ignore the poor and the homeless on our doorstep and across…

Congolese Christmas Carol
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Congolese Christmas Carol

An unusual rendering of a Congolese Christmas carol Lyrics: EmanuelNzambe o kati ya biso ooBakonzi basatoBayei komotala oo Noele gloriaTosepela bansoToyemba ee Mokonzi wa nseEmanueleAbotami o Beteleme ooMtoma wa boboto oo Bakuti mpe mwanaO mbeto ya matiti ooBapesi mabonzaBakumisi mwana oo Noele, gloriaTosepela banso,toyemba ee Mokonzi wa nseEmanueleAbotami o Beteleme ooTomba wa boboto E Mama…

Singing Nigerian Bishop: Beautiful Christmas Song
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Singing Nigerian Bishop: Beautiful Christmas Song

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the many restrictions that came with it, key among them suspension of public Mass, the Nigerian Prelate has made music part of his busy schedule as Bishop, playing different musical instruments and recording short video clips with different groups in the west African country to spread the message of…

Christmas Solidarity
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Christmas Solidarity

“This Christmas there are people in prison in Hong Kong and throughout China who can’t be with their parents, spouses, wives, relatives and friends — and worse, are languishing in dire conditions and subjected to physical and mental torture and slavery. I cannot, in good conscience, enjoy Christmas celebrations without remembering my Hong Kong, Tibetan,…