The latest addition to Liguori’s popular series of seasonal meditation books provides not only Scripture readings for the seasons of Advent and Christmas, but pairs them with a daily selection from the cherished writings of St. Alphonsus. This book encourages the reader to set aside time each day to reflect upon a specific Scripture passage and feel the words speaking to their heart.
The tradition of the Jesse tree began as an art representation of the relationship between Jesse, the father of David and the first person in the genealogy of Jesus, and Jesus himself. These representations generally include a tree branching from the figure of a reclining or sleeping Jesse, with various Old and New Testament figures on the branches. This was often used in stained glass art. The number and identity of the figures in these depictions varies, depending on which source was used (there are a maximum of 43 generations between Jesse and Jesus if basing the representation on the genealogy from Luke).
We carry two different Jesse Tree kits that not only teach your children salvation history during Advent but also leave you with a bunch of nice ornaments for your Christmas tree!