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Christmas at St. Francis de Sales Oratory

Ah, Christmas. There is so much hustle and bustle, especially when there is a Gaudete Benefit Gala a week before.  So, grab a cup of coffee (or for some, malt liquor) and enjoy my photo montage of Christmas Day.  The first photo was taken around 12:05 a.m. Christmas Day at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis and the last was taken around 7:00 p.m. at Uncle John’s house.  I *did* sleep between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

Procession.

Prayers for Archbishop Carlson.
Look at all of those beautiful poinsettias!

You can see the side altar where the creche is located.

Going to the side altar.

Creche.
My view from the choir loft.

Ah!  An Italian dinner!
Salsiccia. An Italian sausage that we pronounce Sa-zee-tsa.
We also say Pasta Gazoogoo. We’re Sicialian, ok?
No Italian meal would be complete without these.

Hootiecootie might know these wines.

And then Santa visited us at the end of the evening.

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas Day and
continue to enjoy the remainder of Christmas!!
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13 thoughts on “Christmas at St. Francis de Sales Oratory

  1. Hootiecootie MIGHT know about those wines . . . . . But I will admit to knowing about that spectacular Midnight Mass at St. Francis de Sales! The strings where heavenly, Mother Crab and her little crab-lings: very fitting for the King of Kings!

  2. Jane, are you sure you don't want to use the photo of the Italian olive? :)I do not mind at all if you use my photographs for your personal use. I provide these photographs to bring people closer to what we have at St. Francis de Sales. I hope they bring you joy!

  3. I was going to ask about the Italian olive, but I decided it might be a problem when someone tried to eat it.Thank you! They certainly do bring me joy.God bless, Jane D.

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