Faith and Family

Day Seven: A Catholic Family Advent


When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.”

—Matthew 9:28


Every year, I look forward to getting Christmas cards from family and friends, especially the ones that give me a quick rundown of what is going on in their family. Let’s face it, we are all busy and, despite our best intentions, sometimes it is hard to keep up. But it is exactly those connections that provide a web of support in our lives. Family and friends are the embodiment of this season.

Talk Together

What has gone on in your life this past year that you would like to share with people?


Lord, protect our family and friends, who provide us love and support throughout the year.


Rather than buy boxed cards from a store, create your own during Advent. Buy a box of blank cards—or make them out of construction paper or plain paper—and have the kids decorate them with crayons, stickers, or other embellishments. That way, each person on your Christmas card list gets a handmade and unique greeting from your family.

Support the Franciscan Friars this Advent!


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