By Msgr Aloysius F. Coogan
This article is taken from a chapter in Spiritual Steps to Christmas: Daily Meditations for Sanctifying Advent by Msgr Aloysius F. Coogan, which is available from TAN Books.
Msgr Coogan was an American priest ordained in 1931 who ministered in New York. For 25 years, he was a writer for the Catholic News, a New York Archdiocesan periodical. He died in 1967. He is the author of Spiritual Steps to Christmas, republished by TAN Books in 2022.