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Christmas carols might give you more than you bargain for

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Pope says these simple songs can actually help us understand the greatest mystery of all time

Christmas carols can help those who listen to them to understand “the love and wonder of what happened in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago,” Pope Francis reflected today.

He made this simple point when he received in audience a choir of Italian children at the Vatican.

Indeed, the pontiff said, by becoming a child, God has drawn near to mankind to show them his “infinite tenderness.”

The pope explained that singing is a “simple and effective” way to “thank God for all the good that He gives us.”

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Here are two beautiful reflections on Christmas carols to help you look at them in a different — and deeper — way:

This Christmas carol goes back almost two millennia; can you guess what it is?

The Huron Carol reveals God’s name — by getting all the details wrong

And don’t forget your chance to get a beautiful album of carols with Elizabeth Scalia’s give-away from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.

 

 

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