Christmas Eve from the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assissi

Aired 2008-09. Presented by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Msgr. Harry Schlitt hosts this hour long program from the Shrine's newly dedicated Porziuncola Chapel, a replica of a small church rebult by St. Francis of Assisi. From this intimate place of prayer and reflection, viewers learn about another of Francis' recreations, the creche, one of the most recognized symbols of Christmas. Viewers will be treated to the season classic, "The First Christmas." Hymns will round out the program as the birth of the Prince of Peace is celebrated at this Shrine that honors a man of peace.

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