Christmas Day At Sea


JOSEPH CONRAD THEOLOGICALLY CHRISTMAS DAY IS THE GREATEST occasion for rejoicing offered to sinful mankind; but this aspect of it is so august and so great that the human mind refuses to contemplate it steadily, perhaps because of its own littleness, for which, of course, it is in no way to blame. It prefers to […]

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Natividad del Señor


NATIVIDAD DEL SEÑOR. «A Cristo, que por nosotros ha nacido, venid, adorémosle». El Evangelio según san Lucas nos cuenta así lo sucedido: «En aquellos días salió un decreto del emperador Augusto, ordenando hacer un censo del mundo entero, y todos iban a inscribirse, cada cual a su ciudad. También José, que era de la casa […]

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CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING


CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING PEARL S. BUCK HE WOKE SUDDENLY AND COMPLETELY. IT was four o’clock, the hour at which his father had always called him to get up and help with the milking. Strange how the habits of his youth clung to him still! That was fifty years ago, and his father had […]

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Christmas Sparrow


Christmas Sparrow Billy Collins The first thing I heard this morning was a rapid flapping sound, soft, insistent — wings against glass as it turned out downstairs when I saw the small bird rioting in the frame of a high window, trying to hurl itself through the enigma of glass into the spacious light. Then […]

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