Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

 ‘You have also lingered, bent your knee, adored the Lord God, venerated His Mother and greeted Joseph, the holy old man, with reverence. Therefore, kiss the feet of the baby Jesus, who lies in the manger, and pray that the Holy Virgin will allow you to hold Him. Take Him between your arms, hold Him and see His lovable face, kiss it with reverence and rejoice with Him. You can do this because He has come to bring salvation to sinners and He has humbly conversed with them, finally giving Himself as food’. St Bonaventure, quoted at Catholic Culture

Here are some pretty vintage Christmas cards by Margaret W Tarrant.  

 Merry Christmas to all,
from the Ryans and the Bryans!  

All the Ryans together for the first time in a year!


  1. Merry Christmas Willa and Chari - just discovered your blog here. I also, just this Advent discovered the beautiful artwork of Margaret Tarrant. I found "Christmas Garland" on sale for $10 at Dover Publications. It is a beautiful little red hardcover book filled with poems, stories and Tarrant's lovely illustrations. It's a little steep at the regular $20 but watch for a sale! Here's the link

    I will pray for your mother, Willa.

    Many prayers and blessings for the New Year!

  2. Thanks so much for your note, Donna!

    Thanks for your prayers!

    Blessings to you and yours in this new year!


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