Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Dedicated to the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and to my own family, father, mother, sisters,  brother, who, under God, have taught me the true meaning of Christmas.

May the peace of Christ and the joys of the Christmas season dwell in families and hearts, that our homes may be more fruitful nurseries for vocations, and that Priests, Brothers, and Sisters may increase in the family of the Lord to insure the peace of Jesus Christ in the family of nations.

Then shall our Christmas have a real meaning and be a happy, blessed, and merry Christmas.

The Author
(The Very Rev. Msgr. Aloysius F. Coogan)

Feast of the Sacred Heart
June 12, 1953

* See Msgr. Coogan's  Preface to Spiritual Steps to Christmas here.