Merry Christmas from Vox and Quis
#41
Dear Vox and Quis,
Thank you

Merry Christmas to you and may the Baby Jesus fill your hearts with everything you need and want
LoveJlove
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#42

thanks, Vox and Quis, for all you do.

i hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Christmas season and that La Befana will bring you all goodies on Epiphany. 
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#43
(12-30-2009, 06:22 AM)i.p.i. Wrote: thanks, Vox and Quis, for all you do.

i hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Christmas season and that La Befana will bring you all goodies on Epiphany. 

Yes!  Another La Befana knower! :)  She swept for Christ!
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(12-30-2009, 07:08 AM)QuisUtDeus Wrote:
(12-30-2009, 06:22 AM)i.p.i. Wrote: thanks, Vox and Quis, for all you do.

i hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Christmas season and that La Befana will bring you all goodies on Epiphany. 

Yes!  Another La Befana knower! :)  She swept for Christ!

hey, i had my picture taken with La Befana in Cortona, on the main street, in 1994.  this was before 'under the tuscan sun' (set in Cortona) came out, and it was on the night before Epiphany.  we walked around for a couple of hours, going in various buildings to see presepii built by schoolchildren for a contest.  it was bitterly cold so we ducked into bars several times for various hot drinks.  of course we had dinner, too.  coniglio.  yum.

we were going to drive to Assisi for Epiphany but in the morning, a shopkeeper we talked to told us there was snow as far south as Assisi and trucks couldn't get through to Assisi.
so we had another day and night in the convent in Cortona, which gave us a chance to buy a presepio there, now on the mantel.  we went to Assisi the day after Epiphany.  it was awesome to kneel at the tomb of St. Francis in the crypt, putting my hands on it while i prayed, one of the highlights of my life. 

there were lifesize presepii at rest stops on the autostrada, too.  i love Tuscany and Umbria, am sure i'd love the rest of the country, too, but we always based ourselves in Firenze and took day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca, etc., and an overnight trip to Roma.  my spouse has been to your part of Italy, though; you're Sicilian, right?

we were leading student tours back then, when we used Firenze as our base, and we made Italian friends and later went back twice without students.  speaking of Roma, it amazes me whenever i watch Mass from St. Peter's how much of it you can't take in when you're there.  it's just so big and there's so much to see, plus on tv you get views you can't from the floor.  i could go on and on about Italy. . .  must stop.


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#45
Yes, my heritage is Sicilian and Vox's is Lazian.  I hope to visit there someday.  :)
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#46
Haha, that's how my kids play with the nativity.  :laughing:
"Not only are we all in the same boat, but we are all seasick.” --G.K. Chesterton
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(12-31-2009, 08:17 AM)QuisUtDeus Wrote: Yes, my heritage is Sicilian and Vox's is Lazian.   I hope to visit there someday.  :)

you gotta do it!  take my advice and don't wait until you're too old, even if you have to borrow the money -- assuming you wouldn't lose your house or anything.

Auguri!
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(12-31-2009, 08:17 AM)QuisUtDeus Wrote: Yes, my heritage is Sicilian and Vox's is Lazian.   I hope to visit there someday.  :)
A belated Buon Natale to you too my Sicilian cousin and Vox and the family as well...........

I wasn't in the best of moods this year around the time of Christ's birthday, the whole commercialism aspect really got under my skin I was hearing "X-mas" songs on my favorite radio station right after Halloween and the nonstop advertising and whining from the marketeers about how they were worried about if they were going to have a "successful" holiday season shopping. I know many people who have lost their jobs or took ones for lower salary and are desperate right now and still these devils in the media make them feel guilty about not getting little Johnnie or Janie every little stupid thing that was drummed into their subconscious through the idiot-box or other medium. It's really a shame about how many people I know have come to "hate" this time of the year, it's really sad from when I was a kid, there's just so much emphasis on material things and people feeling so guilty not being able to provide them they are in a state of depression and anxiety.

All this occupation and stress with gift-giving deflects the very core of Christmas, Christ and his message. Of course, that's exactly what Satan wants, we must resist this temptation and not be duped into a spirit of suppression and guilt on celebrating the most important day for Christians of the year, outside of maybe Easter.


Anyway, It's good to see you posting again on the threads and reading your insight on many issues and discussions.

A Blessed Christmas and Happy New year filled with good health, prosperity, and peace and joy to your family as we begin another journey through another  new year.

And thanks for fisheaters, providing this forum for people to express themselves about their experiences of Catholicism as well as many other things, I think is a gift in itself to many on here, I  know I've learned a lot through the years here and never have been the shining example of being a "good Catholic", it's a struggle for me personally, but this website helps put things in perspective and is an asset to my spiritual life, so thanks again.

Enjoy this day, the Solemnity of our Blessed Mother and the rest of the New Year.

Dominus Vobiscum.
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(12-23-2009, 06:45 AM)VoxClamantis Wrote:
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Merry Christmas, guys! Hope you all have a good one, with lots of fun with family and friends, many presents, gorgeous Christmas sights and smells, and, especially, a beautiful Mass to go to at midnight. Oh, and lots of baked goods.

As a blast from the past and for your amusement, I just GOTTA post this again as I like to do this time of year. Yes, it's Mr. Bean and the manger. Hilarious...


[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se5CBogDuYU [/video]

Love,
Vox et Quis

Yesterday my four year old told me we need the Herod piece for our nativity set.  :P

Edited to add: she just found someone to be Herod for the nativity. It's the 3 wisemen's servant.
"Not only are we all in the same boat, but we are all seasick.” --G.K. Chesterton
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#50
Well said, yyryy6.
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