"Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words."

A special "Thank you!"
Goes out to
John Michael Talbot
for giving us permission
to use his song on our
"Come to the Quiet"
You Tube Video
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Thursday, December 21, 2006

The First Christmas Crib (cont'd)

Francis was clothed with the vestments of the deacon, for he was a deacon, and he sang the Holy Gospel in a resonant voice. And his voice was a strong voice and sweet, a clear voice and sonorous, ravishing everyone there with heavenly desires. Then he spoke to the people charming words about the poor King re-born and about the little town of Bethlehem.

Celano - First Life


  1. Mr. Chris, I'm enjoying these tidbits about the first Christmas crib, because I've never actually heard the details before.

    We sure miss you at the Haven!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  2. My dearest Gabrielle-

    Thank you. I am enjoying Francis this Christmas season too.

    Sorry I haven't been more cordial at the Haven. I miss it. But I am trying to finish my book (not enough hours in the day.)

    May the Lord give you and your family peace and "Mary" Christmas!

  3. Ah, I didn't know you were in the midst of writing a book, Chris. That's wonderful. Please let us know all about it when the time is right.