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    We start celebrating Christmas Eve by going to Church and having the last posada, as a family. When we come back from church we gather at a family members house. There we eat our traditional food, pozole, tamales, and drink ponche. As the night goes on we joke around, play games, dance, and even sing. When midnight approaches we gather everyone to get ready to open presents and welcome baby Jesus. To conclude this is how Latin America celebrates Christmas. With our traditional pozadas, and celebrating the birth of baby Jesus. Who could forget our famous dishes tamales, pozole, and our drinks champurado that fills you up till mid-night. Also who can’t forget about the Christmas present? Of course we say goodnight by dancing and singing songs, with our…

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    car door. My aunt began to cry. “I’ve had so many bad dreams about you. I was worried you wouldn’t return,” she said. “I’m alive and well,” I said, “Merry Christmas.” As we went inside the house, Uncle Galway and I carried the food. Mom and Aunt Claudia gave us directions on where to set it in the kitchen. Then, we went into the living room and watched the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” staring Jimmy Stewart. After the movie, we ate dinner. Uncle Galway was less talkative than I remembered.…

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    Title: Good morning teacher and class, today I will present to you a summary on the life and achievements of St Mary Helen MacKillop, the first Australian saint. I will outline about how Mary MacKillop was influenced by scripture and the society in which she lived. Introduction: Saint Mary MacKillop was a passionate and courageous catholic woman of action. Mary MacKillop (1842-1909), known in life as Mother Mary of the cross, showed compassion for anyone in need regardless of race, colour or…

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    There are many stories from the gospel of Luke that surprised me. One of the stories that stood out to me most was the story of Joseph and Mary. It is crazy to think how much trust Mary had for God’s plan. She was willing to do what he wanted her to do with little hesitation. One reason it stood out to me was because it should how faithful someone can be even at a young age. Often times, I find myself justifying my poor decisions on my age, such as not attending church regularly. Yet, Mary was…

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    straining further with each muttered word. Blemishes marred her arms and neck. Lying there with her eyes closed, torpid and blanched of all color, she seemed well beyond the reach of my limited abilities. Her name was Jones and she was diagnosed with cancer. With a basket full of knitted hats within sight, I picked out the brightest and coziest one and helped her into it. A smile appeared on her face even as she sat through the burning sensation of the medication coursing through her veins. It…

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    needed. Some practices Italians have is; The Italian Pickle, Christmas, Easter, and festivals for the Patron Saints of each town, mostly in Southern Italy. Going more into depth, all the practices I listed above have to do with the Catholic religion or religion in general. The Italian pickle for instance, is a tradition that is one with christmas. In this tradition a pickle is placed on the Christmas tree and the first person to find the pickle gets an extra present on Christmas, this tradition…

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    Every Christian has wondered at some point in time what Heaven will be like. A lot of people in the World just view Heaven as a spiritual place where you meet God. Richard Mouw believes Heaven will be a renewed creation that includes an embodied existence and cultural life. In the book “When the Kings Come Marching In” Mouw talks about how society has to transform and change our ideas of how we view things in order to prepare for the Holy City. In doing so we will be ready for Heaven to come.…

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    fighting for her country. Joan wanted to show to the world that even if you didn’t know how to read, write, and have no background with the military you can still be able to do amazing things. Joan of Arc the “Maid of Orleans” has been considered to be one of the greatest saints in history. Joan of Arc is an enduring symbol of the French unity and when she was young she began to love the Catholic Church. When Joan was little her mother had instilled her a deep love for the Catholic Church and…

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    In Allen Greer’s book, Mohawk Saint, he tells the life of Catherine Tekawitha, however, his work is done quite differently compared to the hagiographies that were written by two fellow Jesuits, Claude Chauchetiere and Pierre Cholenec. Greer wants to examine not only the culture and lifestyle of the Iroquois, but also examine those that colonized the Iroquois. As Greer stated, all the information that has been recorded about Catherine has been written and described through the perspective of…

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    OT2100-Week Three-Laws in Leviticus Paper According to Victor P. Hamilton (2015), “In Chs. 17-27 the primary focus is not so much on how God’s people are to worship as on how they are to live; those who worship a holy God will aspire to live holy lives and appropriate the resources that a holy God makes available to them to so order their lives” (p. 282). In Leviticus Chapter 19:19, recorded are laws against mixtures. It is not clear as to why this group of laws would appear here especially…

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