We gather before the crèche to behold a mystery: the mystery of God, so tiny and helpless, that he can offer nothing to us, except his love; so tiny and helpless, that he can demand nothing from us, except our love.

-Br. James Koester, SSJE

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The Twelve Days of Christmas follow from December 25 until January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, the traditional date when the Magi arrived to present gifts to infant Jesus. For many, the meaning of these days is lost. By Christmas night we are saturated with the holiday hype, overfed by music and food, and may already be disappointed that the presents received are not enough. This audio book is not a bah humbug about Christmas customs and presents.

This is simply an invitation to go deeper than the tinsel and wrappings, beyond the presents given and received, to the source of all the good gifts in life. Readers are invited to unwrap gifts that will last, praying the twelve days of Christmas.

Each day of Christmas we will send you a chapter of an audiobook read by Br. Curtis Almquist and accompanied by carols sung by the Brothers.

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Introduction

The audio book, The Twelve Days of Christmas, is introduced by Br. Curtis Almquist reading and is accompanied by carols sung by the Brothers.
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