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The Jesse Tree

A constellation of traditions exist to mark the miraculous event of Christmas: God becomes man in the person of Jesus Christ. The Jesse Tree is one such tradition. It’s the perfect complement to the great ‘Season of Saints’ in early November where we celebrate the spiritual descendants of Jesus (All Saints and All Souls Day). In the Jesse Tree tradition, we commemorate the spiritual ancestors of Jesus. -from Cathfamily: http://cathfamily.org/the-spiritual-ancestors-of-jesus/

Here are some other sites:
Catholic Culture: The Jesse Tree http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=545

Loyola Press: The Jesse Tree
http://www.loyolapress.com/the-jesse-tree.htm

Diocese of Erie: The Jesse Tree
http://www.eriercd.org/jessetree.htm

The Jesse Tree onPinterest
http://www.pinterest.com/raegouws/jesse-tree/

Diocese of Limerick: Jesse Tree
http://www.limerickdiocese.org/uploads/File/PastoralDevelopmentFiles/liturgy/Creating%20a%20Jesse%20Tree.pdf

Orthodox Tree in America: Ornament templates
http://dce.oca.org/assets/files/resources/jesseTree.pdf

See an interesting video on the Hamburg Altar which features the Jesse Tree http://www.loyolapress.com/second-week-of-advent-cycle-a-video.htm

Why Christmas? The Tradition of the Jesse Tree: https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/jessetrees.shtml

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