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A Carol a Day

By Father Johann Roten, S.M.

As with Gladness Men of Old

William Dix (lyrics)
Conrad Koeher 
1859

As with gladness, men of old
Did the guiding star behold,
As with joy they hailed its light–
Leading onward, beaming bright,
So, most gracious Lord, may we
Evermore be led to Thee.


Nativity set: With Mandolin and Tambourine (Egypt) from the Marian Library's Crèche Collection 

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Suzanne Strong, long-time creator of the annual Calendar of Crèches, a weekly engagement book illustrated with her crèches from around the world, has recently published an Advent devotional called Crèches and Carols (2016). The daily crèche and carol is accompanied by some wonderful and moving meditations preparing heart and mind for the gift of Christ's coming.

If interested in purchasing a copy of Crèches and Carols, call 937-229-4214 or stop in the Marian Library.

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