Just a note in the middle of super-busyness to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
These days have been going very, very well so far (with plenty of stress, too), and tonight is the central celebration as we finish our novena (prayers, preaching, food, singing), and also have the procession around the village representing the Christmas story - followed by groups singing different Christmas carols, followed by Mass, followed by hot chocolate and the giving out of the Navidades that many people have made donations to support. Needless to say, it is very busy!
I am aiming to post an update sometime after Christmas, as I go on a retreat for a few days right afterwards. I'll post then.
This picture shows as close as it gets here to a white Christmas!