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Benedictine Christmas Trees

Photos by Karen Callaway, text by Susan Hines-Brigger

For the monks of Marmion Abbey in Aurora, Illinois, selling Christmas trees is more than just a business.

'Do You Hear What I Hear?': The Story Behind the Song

By Richard W. O'Donnell, with Gabrielle Regney

This popular Christmas song's plea for peace is as relevant today as when it was written, during the Cuban Missile Crisis.


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