A bishop’s suggestions to families for a holy Advent and Christmastide

bp morlinoThe other days His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of Madison held one of his regular, usually monthly, “staff catechesis” meetings.  He is also generous in forthrightly answering questions about the topic he chooses to address and about any hot topics on our minds.

One of the staff asked for his suggestion about how families with young children might prepare well for Christmas.

He proposed that perhaps the home could be filled, as it were, with more silence, which is so lacking in our times.

He also suggested that parents might go over the lyrics of religious Christmas carols with their children.  There is a lot of good and sound theology in religious carols.  Think about it.

I thought that was a  pretty good suggestion which you, the readership with young children at home, might receive with benefit.

Everyone likes good Christmas music, right?

Caroling at Ephesus!


St. Paul’s Boys Choir, Christ at Harvard Square


Christ Was Born To Save by the Dominican Friars at the Dominican House of Studies


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  1. choirlady says:

    Hello, Father.
    On Saturday night, my husband and I went to St. Dominic Church in Washington, DC for a presentation of Advent Stations. When the beautiful voices of the Schola Cantorum of the Dominican Friars chanted the traditional O Antiphons in Latin, and verses of O, Come Emmanuel sung, followed by an Old Testament reading and a short preaching, I thought this was a little slice of heaven. It was just mesmerizing. The church was darkened except for the candles lit. After the beautiful service was over we got to approach and kiss the relic of the manger. It was a beautiful experience. Also, I picked up the CD that you featured sung by the Dominican Schola and will play it today.

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