December 2009 Volume 4
According to Huron tradition, a Jesuit missionary
priest named Fr. Jean de Brebeuf wrote the Hurons' first
Christmas Carol, "Twas in the Moon of
Wintertime," in 1640 or 1641. The Hurons had a
particular devotion to Christmas, Fr. Brebeuf said. They built a small
chapel of fir tree and bark in honour of the manger at
Bethlehem. This became the "stable" where Jesus was
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