Dec. 10 – Second Week – Wednesday

Family and cultural traditions are an important part of the Advent and Christmas seasons. One tradition celebrated particularly in the Mexican community is “Las Posadas,” which commemorates the nine months of Mary’s pregnancy. It typically begins Dec. 16 and ends Dec. 24, and features processions with prayer, song and people dressed as religious figures.

You can read more about Las Posadas in this article from AmericanCatholic.org.

Quote of the day: A healthy family life requires frequent use of three phrases: “May I? Thank you, and I’m sorry” and “never, never, never end the day without making peace.” — Pope Francis

Gospel of the Day: Matthew 11:28-30