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  A Christian Faith Magazine December 2002, Volume 8, Issue 5  
Spirituality for Today is an interactive monthly magazine dedicated to a variety of current themes and questions concerning the Christian faith in this postmodern age.
Celebrating the birth of Jesus is a tradition in the Catholic Church. We hope that this issue of Spirituality for Today will inspire you to celebrate and make the birth of Jesus a reality in your life. We wish our readers a most blessed Christmas and hope our articles will enrich the spirit of Christmas in your home and lives.

To all our readers of different faiths we wish a most blessed and happy New Year filled with peace.
Thought for the Month
The Christmas Spirit
Saint of the Month
John of the Cross
The Advent Wreath
The four weeks of Advent
Blessing the Tree
The blessing of the Christmas Tree and the Christmas Crib
One Solitary Life
The Life of Jesus Christ
New Year's Prayer
Go Fourth into the world in peace...
Associated Sites
Diocese of Bridgeport
Sacred Heart University REAPS Adult Education Program
Archdiocese of New York
Fairfield County Catholic
America, The National Catholic Weekly
Villa Maria Retreat Center
The Christmas Story

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
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Rev. Mark Connolly
One of the biggest mistakes a person can make in life is not to know what is accidental to life as compared to what is essential.
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Christmas Gift
Most Reverend William E. Lori, Bishop of Bridgeport
The retail industry forecasts a gloomy Christmas shopping season. Based on declining consumer confidence, the predictions are that we will be more Scrooge-like...
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Advent: Darkness before the Light
Rev. Mr. Joseph Marcello
People are often heard to remark that with each passing year, Christmas displays in stores and shopping malls appear earlier and earlier.
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A Holiday with Saint Nick
Raymond Guido
St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint of Russia, Greece, and Sicily is probably one of the most well known saints.
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Una Obra Maestra
Dorothy Riera
La escena de la Natividad del Señor ha sido prolífera a través de los tiempos. Ha sido la inspiración de pintores, escritores y músicos...
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Oh Dios, que nos haces felices con el recuerdo anual del nacimiento de tu Hijo único Jesu Cristo; ...
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The Stations of the Crib
Brother Gus Parlavehcio, C.P.
Along life's journey, we make many stops. Some are significant and others not so significant. In many ways the story of Mary and Joseph's journey to becoming the parents of Jesus...
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