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Clumsy Theosis - The Twelve Days of Christmas

December 24, 2019

Did you know this popular Christmas carol is known as a *secret catechism*? Listen as Richaél Lucero reveals the Catholic significance to the twelve merry verses of this timeless classic and how they can teach and deepen your faith during the Christmas season.

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—Catechism references
- CCC 1832 “The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: "charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity."

—Song references:
-The Twelve Days of Christmas on YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tReKR_ar5Ls

—Scripture references:
- "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23

—Book references:
-“Mirth Without Mischief” from 1780 containing The Twelve Days of Christmas amzn.to/2Z8Kk1w

—Article references:
-St. Aquinas quoting St. Augustine on nine verses twelve Fruits of the Spirit. www.newadvent.org/summa/2070.htm

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