Did you know this popular Christmas carol is known as a *secret catechism*? Listen as Richaél Lucero reveals the Catholic significance to the twelve merry verses of this timeless classic and how they can teach and deepen your faith during the Christmas season.
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—CCC 1832 “The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: “charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity.”
—The Twelve Days of Christmas on YouTube.
— “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. Galatians” 5:22-23
—“Mirth Without Mischief” from 1780 containing The Twelve Days of Christmas
—St. Aquinas quoting St. Augustine on nine verses twelve Fruits of the Spirit.