- Jan 24, 2021
Char Fontan Westfall of northern St. Johns County, whose Navy SEAL husband was killed in a scene depicted in the movie “Lone Survivor,” has written a book, “A Beautiful Tragedy,” about his death 15 years ago.
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.