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Celebrating the Christmas Season

Here at OLM be begin celebrating Christmas on December 24th.  On the 23rd all decorating is done so that Christmas Eve can be a quiet day of prayer and reflection.  On Christmas Eve night we have the Christmas tree blessing in the refectory along with Compline,  The tree is lit at this time.  For us, Christmas continues through it’s liturgical season.  Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Epiphany.  The kings who have been wandering around the house or outside have finally made it to the crib.  Next Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord and this feast ends the Christmas season.