Dec 26, 2021: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (C)

Introduction

On the Sunday within the Octave (eight days) of Christmas, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family.

Some spiritual writers have called the thirty years that Jesus spent in Nazareth the “hidden years,” because there is so little written about them in the gospel narratives. However, the little we do know reveals the holiness of ordinary life and shows us how it becomes extraordinary for those baptized into Christ.

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