Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

Chanting a Christmas countdown

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis gave a plug for the “O Antiphons” in his homily today, urging people to recite these beautiful expressions of longing for the coming of the Messiah. He said these prayers get people in the right … Continue reading

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Banana bark provides raw material for greeting cards crafted in Haiti

In the hands of Haitians, dried pieces of banana bark form the words “Hope,” “Love,” “Joy,” “Peace” and “Noel” for Christmas and all-occasion cards. The card-making is a project of Food for the Poor’s banana bark program. Each year the … Continue reading

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