Despite what many people believe, Christmas doesn’t end on Dec. 25. So it’s still the perfect time to share this bit of information about the congregation.
A significant day in the Assumption is, of course, Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption. But another is Christmas, and not only because it is when we celebrate the birth of Christ. Emmanuel d’Alzon, founder of the Assumptionists, and the first four members of the congregation took public vows in 1850 on Christmas.
Christmastime, then, marks the official birth of the Augustinians of the Assumption.
Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family members. And have a Happy New Year!