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Archive for December, 2006

Folks, I’m happy to say that I’m feeling a lot better. But I’ve got to sing in the choir on Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Monday morning. So… I’m going to give my vocal chords a rest until that’s all done. I’ll start up again sometime next week, God willing and the crick don’t rise.

(You can hear us, btw, Christmas morning at 9:30 EST on the live radio link at www.1610.info. We’ve never tried broadcasting before, so hopefully it will all work. What you’ll hear won’t be as big a musical deal as the Vigil Mass, but still pretty neat.)

Merry Christmas, everyone! And thank you very much for all your support of both the blog and me!

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This very short excerpt from St. Zeno (translated by Thomas Livius in The Blessed Virgin in the Fathers of the First Six Centuries) talks about Jesus’ life in the womb of Mary. You can’t get more Advent-ish than that.

“…whilst preserving what He was, He meditated to be what He was not. Mingled thus with human flesh, He forms Himself an infant. The womb of Mary swells forth with pride….”

“Jesus as a Fetus”

2:42.

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But not until tonight, I’m afraid. Please hold for a really nice excerpt from St. Zeno about the unborn Jesus.

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Once upon a time, there was a little girl who wished it were Christmas every day.

Oops.

“Christmas Every Day”

13:47.

Visit the William Dean Howells Society!

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Star Hunter continues, as Vye discovers that sometimes you just have to slug somebody.

Ch. 11

20:19.

Andre pays tribute to Fredric Brown this week, and next week I’ll be reading the final two chapters of the novel! Don’t miss it!

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From All Things Considered, a 1908 collection of Chesterton’s columns for the Illustrated London News, here’s G. K. Chesterton¬† writing about “Christmas”. Enjoy!

“Christmas”

21:41.

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Cabbages and Kings continues with plenty of cockleburrs.

Chapter 13: Ships

19:51.

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