We Need A Little Christmas
This song is so appropriate this year! It made its debut in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mame in 1966, when Mame sang it to cheer up her nephew and servants after losing everything in the 1929 stock market crash. We've heard stories that many people are buying real Christmas trees and putting up extra lights and decorations as a way of cheering themselves up during this crazy year. And although we don't usually decorate until about right now, our workmen felt we needed a little Christmas and put up some lights both inside and outside the monastery this year!
|Front of monastery|
|Infirmary yard with Infant Jesus|
|Our Lady of Fatima|
|The hedge by the carport|
|Our bell tower|
We also have some decorating going on right now, as you can see...
|My, what big poinsettias you have!|
|Our Lady with Jesus and their decorator, Sr. Mary Giuse|
We're still decorating, and we plan to bring you more pictures when we're finished! These may come after the actual date of Christmas (that is, December 25) but remember, the Christmas season lasts until the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which is on January 10th this year. So during this year when we "need a little Christmas" in a particular way, remember you can celebrate for much longer than the secular world would have you believe! (In the old days, the Christmas season lasted until February 2, but even we think that's a little long.)
Christmas is always a special time for us here at the Monastery, since it is also "our" feast day. We are, after all, the Monastery of the Infant Jesus. We hope you will have a happy and blessed Christmas, and know that we are praying for all of you!