As I took the time to give forth my Christmas wishes to everyone that celebrates, I too took the time to savor, relish, embrace, nourish and cherish the day of Christmas. Christmas is more than just a day it is a season that leads to Christmas day. It is heartwarming to know that the celebrations continue through to the Christmas Octave, that formally ends the celebration of Christmas.

“And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. ” Luke, 2 : 21.

I think that those who are able to feel the spirit of Christmas, the closeness of the feeling, embraces of love, embodied soul, spiritual nourishment, without any interruptions or arrows thrown at the heart are truly very blessed. As it is within these days the beautiful communion of mass-services, prayers, any-kind of effort, helps us to know: God is with us. The birth of Christ – Jesus.

As the soul re-born, birthed to give forth to the World the creation from within.

It is with these words I especially thank the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception also known as Mary’s Shrine, Washington DC., USA. This is my 3rd year of sharing Christmas Advent Wreath with you, and I appreciate sharing this journey with you virtually. Thank you to everyone who makes the Christmas Advent journey possible. And especially to mention the beautiful choir and music. Your beautiful voices soothe the soul. Thank You.

Thank you to our Holy Father Pope Francis for your service of the Nativity that I joined virtually to express my thanks of Christmas service upon an International level. I appreciate your inclusion of children that represent various nations including San Salvador.

I thank all services and ministries throughout the World of Catholic and Christian faith with all your endeavors to keep the faith and belief of Christ as born the Savior alive and living. I would also hope that interfaith and religious groups would also do the same.

God Bless You.

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Image 1 – Personal images of a pink / purple rose shared for the Christmas Advent Wreath.

Notes: These thoughts were originally written in the early morning hours of December 28th 2022. Updated from the original writing I would also like to include Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. I wish and pray for your health and wellness (Amen), thank you for your prayers of health and wellness with loving tender hearts for others, even through your delicate time of illness. You are a vital sustainer of the Catholic faith. I wish you well and thank you.

The Blessings and Peace of Christ.

With Love & Kindness!🇺🇸

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