ninth day christmas

On the Ninth Day of Christmas

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, nine ladies dancing

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit at symbolized here as the nine dancers

Today, let’s enjoy this beautiful rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas” by Hayley Westenra, Russell Watson and Aled Jones from this 2010 BBC production.

[From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: “The liturgical season of Christmas begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. During this season, we celebrate the birth of Christ into our world and into our hearts, and reflect on the gift of salvation that is born with him…including the fact that he was born to die for us.” There are, however, the traditional “12 Days of Christmas,” captured in the song of the same title. Some claim the song was meant as catechism of a sort, written and sung for nearly 300 years of British persecution of Catholics. We will be using both the song and the Church’s liturgical calendar to celebrate the Christmas season. We hope you enjoy.]