The Common Good
November-December 2001

Twelve Days of Christmas

by Rose Marie Berger, Susannah Hunter | November-December 2001

26: St. Stephen's Day: Give to the poor all that you don't need.

26: St. Stephen's Day: Give to the poor all that you don't need.

27: Go crèche visiting! (Take homemade cookies as a small gift.)

28: Feast of the Holy Innocents: Hold an anti-globalization candlelight vigil.

29: Send Christmas cards to prisoners.

30: Take narcissus bulbs in a forcing bowl to someone sick or shut-in.

31: Celebrate the closing feast of Kwanzaa with music and dancing.

1: Work on a family history project. Tell family stories.

2: Go Christmas caroling to a place in need of song.

3: Plan your sabbath times for the year ahead-retreats, vacation, reunions.

4: Read poetry and play with watercolors.

5: Look for the Nativity star. What are your dreams for the coming year?

Epiphany: Open your home to guests. Share Three Kings cake.

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