What are Ornaments of Grace?

Ornaments of Grace are short stories for Advent and Christmas written by Nina O’Connor. Each story begins with a scripture quote from the readings for the day and features the life of someone who lived that message. Below are 3 sample stories narrated by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ.

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St. Marianne Cope

St. Nicodemus

Fr. Augustus Tolton

2020 Ornaments of Grace List

  • St. Hildegard of Bingen
  • St. Marianne Cope
  • St. Nicodemus
  • Jack Jezreel
  • Fr. Augustus Tolton
  • St. Pope John XXIII
  • Dr. Mohammed Marshally
  • Sr. Thea Bowman
  • Deborah
  • Mary Immaculate
  • St. Juan Diego
  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Elijah
  • Anne Frank
  • Dr. Brian Swimme
  • St. John Henry Newman
  • Sarah Judd-Lam
  • Solomon
  • St. Joseph
  • Zechariah and Elizabeth
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Helen Keller
  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Carlo Acutis
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Jesus
  • St. Stephen
  • The Holy Family
  • The Holy Innocents
  • Thomas Becket
  • Blessed Pierre-Lucien Claverie
  • Jesus, the Word Made Flesh
  • Mary Mother of God