BLOG: Advent and Christmas
Wherever you’re celebrating, all of us at S+L wish you a joyful and healthy Christmas Day. To find out how the Pope is commemorating our Lord’s birth, read Catholic News Service’s report on his Urbi et Orbi address in St. Peter’s Square. – Credit: CNS photo/Ammar Awad, Reuters ...read more
A couple of weeks ago, on Perspectives: The Weekly Edition, we were speaking about the Celebration of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich mentioned that it’s no coincidence that Hanukkah begins on the day that has the least amount of light. It’s a celebration of light, in the midst of the darkness. And ...read more
New Christmas song by Fr. Robert Galea and Ryan Black Emmanuel This special day When you turned our world around Today What was hidden is now found A day When You became one of us On Christmas day You left Your throne for us CHORUS: Emmanuel A King was born today Emmanuel God is with ...read more
Our Master Control Operator Jonathan Hilsden grew up in Jerusalem. He sat down on the Salt + Light Christmas set and shared with us what it is like to celebrate Christ’s birth in the place where it happened. He also remembers how his family brought their Canadian traditions to Jerusalem. ...read more
Have you ever heard of “King’s Cake”? Associate Producer, Andrew Santos tells us what it is and how it fits into Portuguese-Canadian Christmas traditions. ...read more
Disclosing the truth about Santa Claus. This is a difficult one. As the kids gleefully prepare their stockings, when is the right time to break it to them? Or should they just find the presents not-so-discreetly hidden under the bed one day? Are we lying to our children?  Will you stoically hold the line and ...read more
One of the things that helps us keep focused on the real point of Christmas is taking time to stop and step back from the usual hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Salt + Light staff will be doing that this year, but we won’t leave you without something special to watch. Perspectives Daily will ...read more
I’ve made a point for the last 20 or so years to acquire a new Christmas album every year. It sort of happened by accident first; I bought some albums that I had grown up with (Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” among them) and then I continued adding to my collection. It means that today, I ...read more
What is Hanukkah? What does it have to do with the coming of the Messiah and what is the significance of light for this Jewish feast day? How does Hanukkah help us understand our own faith tradition? These are just some of the questions that Pedro asks this week on Perspectives: the Weekly Edition. Joining him ...read more
How many times have you promised yourself that you’d prepare for Christmas in a more spiritual way? Perhaps you’ve let Christmas go by and then its Boxing Day. After all is said and done, perhaps nothing really changed? Here’s your chance to make this year different. In partnership with the Salesian community of Don Bosco ...read more