May you and your family find peace and joy in the birth of our tender Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ! I encourage you to take a few minutes during the Octave of Christmas and listen one or more of these beautiful renditions of Tu scendi dalle stelle (From Starry Skies Descending).
It is an Italian Christmas Carol written by St. Alphonsus Ligouri in 1732. It is a beloved carol sung by many families on Christmas Eve, including ours. It was my father’s favorite carol and we are blessed to have a recording of my amazing Dad, Michael Squillace, singing it before he passed away several years ago. I want to share it with you. You can listen to it by Clicking Here, the link also has the lyrics in case you want to sing along. There is also a beautiful rendition by Luciano Pavarotti that I love. To listen to it Click Here.