"The Nativity" by Domenico Ghirlandaio painting.

Ciao amici! Buon Natale. As we enter into this holy Christmas season I want to share with you some great resources that focus on our Lord’s birth. Let us never lose heart or lose our joy. Love came down to dwell among us. Let’s celebrate this reality. Glory to the new born King! Merry Christmas,

Teresa & Deacon Dom



T’s Italy Special Christmas blog with a visit to the town of Greccio, Italy where St. Francis of Assisi made the first Nativity scene, plus a new insight into old Christmas Carols, and hear my father, Michael Annunizato Squillace, sing the old carol Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle, “You Descend from the Stars.”

Steve Ray discusses myths about Bethlehem and the Nativity. (Catholic Connection 12/20/23)

Struffoli Recipe. One of our favorite Christmas desserts is the Italian delicacy Struffoli. This recipe is very similar to my Grandmother’s recipe that I have sadly misplaced. Enjoy!

ChurchPop explores the First Nativity of St. Francis

The Holy Land Rosary with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. (Joyful Mysteries)



Check out EWTN’s Special Christmas Season & Feast Day Information Pages!


Feast of St. Stephen (December 26th)

Feast of St. John the Apostle (December 27th)

Feast of the Holy Innocents (December 28th)

Feast of the Holy Family (December 30)

Feast of Mary, Mother of God (January 1st)

Feast of Epiphany (January 6th approximately)

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Sunday after January 6th)

Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (February 2nd)