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BY Dan Engler
SUNDAY, NOV. 26
Host Doug Keck and R.
Thomas Richard discuss Richard’s book, The
Interior Liturgy of the Our Father. Richard says, “The Our Father is
probably the most poorly prayed of prayers, while in truth it is the most
profound and beautiful of prayers. If someone offered you a map of the most
direct route to the place you wanted to go, would you be interested? The simple
and familiar prayer, the Our Father, shows us that route.”
Home for the Holidays
Home & Garden TV, 9
Two deserving families
receive home makeovers.
TUESDAY, NOV. 28
A Charlie Brown
Lucy in the “Peanuts”
comic strip once thought Christmas was about “the joy of getting.” In this
beloved 1965 animated special, though, Lucy, Charlie Brown and their pals
discover that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, as Linus
reads St. Luke 2:8-14. A bonus add-on this year: “Charlie Brown’s Christmas
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Blessings That Make Us
Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and
Thursdays at 1 p.m., Susan Muto and her panel explain how we can incorporate
Christ’s Sermon on the Mount into our daily lives; they see the eight
Beatitudes as “attitudes of being” on which we can anchor a life of faith.
WED., NOV. 29-DEC 7
Novena to the
TV, 11:30 a.m. daily
We can prepare for the
Feast of the Immaculate Conception by praying this daily novena to the Blessed
THURSDAY, NOV. 30
Engineering an Empire:
Channel, 8 p.m.
The Maya Indians once
had more than 40 city-states with pyramid-temples, palaces and sophisticated
hydraulic systems in a 125,000-square-mile area in Mexico
and Central America. This show documents the
rise and fall of the Mayas’ sway. Advisory: TV-PG.
FRIDAY, DEC. 1
The Lost Evidence:
Operation Market Garden
Channel, 9 p.m.
This show “layers” World
War II aerial photos over a 3-D map to make a computer-generated model of the
battle of American, Polish and British paratroopers against Germans for bridges
across the Rhine in Holland, Sept. 17-25, 1944. Advisory: TV-PG.
SATURDAY, DEC. 2
Godspeed to Jamestown
Channel, 8 p.m.
Follow the 18-month
construction of a replica of the Godspeed, one of three ships that carried
English settlers to Jamestown,
Va., in 1607. Advisory: TV-PG.