We decided that we would celebrate Christmas together in Virginia this year. The houses in Winchester were decorated more than any place I’ve ever seen. And the highlight was on Christmas Eve, when the Luminaries were lit all over town, lighting up all the streets. Even Santa came to have a look.
We went to mass in a couple of places in Maryland (The Basilica & Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, and the Saint Anthony Shrine in Emmitsburg). For any curious Catholics out there, the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton pays tribute to the life and mission of Elizabeth Ann Seton (August 28, 1774 – January 4, 1821), the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.