Tuesday December 20, 2016

A Carol a Day

By Father Johann Roten, S.M.

December 20: Christ the Babe was born for you

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Traditional Polish carol (W Zlobie lezy), translated by E. Reed, 1920

Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping
Vigil till the morning new
Saw the glory, heard the story
Tidings of a Gospel true.
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow
Praises voicing, greet the morrow:
Christ the Babe was born for you. Christ the Babe was born for you.


Nativity set: Cradle and Cross (Germany) 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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