With all the joy of the coming spiritual celebration of the birth of Our Savior Jesus Christ, many people begin to party today. Jesus was born at midnight, December 25th. So to prepare our hearts and souls for this Solemn Feast, we traditional Catholics continue the penitential aspect of Advent right up to Midnight Latin Mass, 12 pm Christmas eve.
St. John the Baptist came preaching a baptism for repentance of sins to prepare for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. So on Christmas eve we keep a day of prayer, eat only two small meals and one ordinary size, and absolutely no meat to prepare for the King.
Pray, abstain and fast for the our own conversion and that of the Church and the world. Then relax and enjoy the 12 days of Christmas.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.