It's here at last, and what a speedy Advent
this has been, I don't know where the time's gone since we lit the first candle on the wreath.
A long while ago I was lucky enough to visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, right at the beginning of Advent. It was one of the most memorable and fabulous things I've ever done (even if I found the soldiers patrolling with their -to me- ginormous rifles a tad disconcerting, at least it made me think of the Roman occupation). I don't know what I was expecting, but I was a bit surprised by it. So here's a picture, so I can re-live my surprise.
Wishing you a happy and holy Christmas!
PS: There is a Mass at Our Lady of Consolation on 27th December at 3.00pm (weather permitting??)