- May 24, 2020
In an effort to comfort the grieving, St. Meinrad Archabbey in the town of St. Meinrad hosted the Service of the Longest Night Dec. 14. The annual prayer service takes place near the winter solstice, which is the shortest period of daylight during the year.
The precise origins of the Blue Christmas tradition are murky at best, but sporadic reports of Blue Christmas gatherings of varying styles and sizes suggest that Christians have been holding them since at least the mid-1990s.
A family in New Jersey discusses their son’s story of opioid addiction and how their faith helped them deal with his death.
For nearly a decade, St. Gianna’s Hope Memorial Mass for Infant Loss, a candlelit vigil Mass, has offered women and families who have lost infant children or miscarried a place to pray together in Houston.
On Dec. 16, the annual Advent Mass at Holy Cross Mausoleum in Edmonton, it was standing-room only as families came together in grief and in hope, to remember loved ones who have died. Many pinned photo ornaments of their loved ones onto a Christmas tree.