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Advent Adventure
Wednesday, December 21
Welcome to the Twenty-fifth Day of Advent!
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Today’s Jesse Tree tells the story of the Blessed Virgin Mary. At the time, Jewish girls were often betrothed in their early teens, so she was likely just a teenager when she became the mother of the Messiah, Jesus! Think about it: even at that age, she would offer her life to God when she said to the Archangel Gabriel, "Let it be done to me according to your word," and she would help bring about the salvation of the world.

But don't forget the man she was betrothed to! As Christmas nears, we should try to remember just how much both Mary and Joseph sacrificed to bring the Messiah into our world. It was a family effort!

Speaking of families, has yours been keeping up with our Decade-a-Day of the rosary and daily Advent prayers? Advent is a great time to grow spiritually as a family while we count down the days to Christmas.

And get ready to celebrate as a family for more than just Christmas Day!  The Christmas season doesn’t end on Christmas: The 12 Days of Christmas come afterwards! In fact, the Holy Heroes Answer Kid has a video today to teach your kids about these 12 Days and the great feast days they include.

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Today's Printables: Activities and Handy Resources
Today's Audio
Pray a "decade-a-day"
The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation
(excerpted from Holy Heroes: The Joyful Mysteries audio CD)
Pray the Angelus This musical version is from our "Songs of Faith & Joy" audio CD, available for purchase here

Get your own copy of the story of the first American saint on Glory Stories vol 14. It will inspire your children with the joy of following "The Good Shepherd."

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