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Star of Wonder


December 30, 2020

As I sit down to write this, I am still filled with the awe of seeing the Christmas Star shining brightly in the December sky.

For the first time since medieval times, Jupiter and Saturn became so close to each other that they appeared as a bright “double planet”, which we see as a bright star.

It is the closest great conjunction of the planets since 1623 and the first to be easily observable since 1226. It became visible to us on December 21, 2020, the darkest day of the year, the Winter Solstice.

The wonders of God never cease!

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