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December 28, 2014: Feast of the Holy Family

January birthday partyWhen the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
they took him up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord.

When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
of the law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee,
to their own town of Nazareth.
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him. (Luke 2:22, 39-40)


Mary, Joseph and their son Jesus were simple folks, living in a small village called Nazareth. Joseph was a carpenter and Mary managed the household. The child learned by observing them and he grew in wisdom.


Plan some family time together this week. Sit down to a meal around the table sharing stories of your day. Afterwards enjoy something together: a board game like monopoly, a movie and popcorn or a game of cards.

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Sister Ann Casper

Sister Ann Casper, SP, retired as the executive director for Mission Advancement for the Sisters of Providence in 2018 and currently serves as minister of Providence Community Cemetery at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Sister Ann has ministered in various scholastic and administrative positions in Indiana and North Carolina. She also was a member of the Sisters of Providence leadership team, serving as General Secretary.

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