Thursday, December 27, 2012
Downtown Chicago is back to business mode, although there are a few extra shoppers and visitors along State Street and Michigan Avenue and I hear the skating rink in Millennium Park is quite crowded...but that would be by the youth group from St. Patrick's Parish in St. Charles, out in the Rockford diocese: 95 teens came in for a day that started with Mass at St. Peter's. Not bad for the 3rd day of Christmas (although I haven't seen Three French Hens yet).
I don't know how it happened that the Twelve Days of Christmas got reduced to One Big Day. I am a fan of protracted feast-days, myself. There is just too much in Christmas to take in within a twenty-four hour span (or a lifespan, for that matter). I hardly know which aspect to look at; which person to sit with or watch or listen to; which mystery to marvel over. Thank Heaven we have those Twelve Days!
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 6:02 PM