Our Lady's Garden

Spend some time with her and she will wrap you in her mantle


Just as stained glass windows in our churches


teach us about the Faith, 


so do the traditions of our beautiful culture.



There is not better example than the


12 Days of Christmas.






The Twelve Days of Christmas from Catholic Online


Read more about the origin of this traditional song at 

http://www.catholic.org/clife/advent/advent.php?id=2



1 Partridge in a Pear Tree = Jesus Christ, Son of God


2 Turtle Doves = The Old and New Testaments


3 French Hens = Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues


4 Calling Birds = the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists


5 Golden Rings = The first Five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", 

which gives the history of man's fall from grace.


6 Geese A-laying = the six days of creation


7 Swans A-swimming = the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments


8 Maids A-milking = the eight beatitudes


9 Ladies Dancing = the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit


10 Lords A-leaping = the ten commandments


11 Pipers Piping = the eleven faithful apostles


12 Drummers Drumming = the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle's Creed



Celebrate all 12 Days of Christmas!


The Three Kings traveled far at great cost;


certainly we can we accompany the Holy Family 


in celebration until the Epiphany.



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