The 12 Days of Christmas: The Ninth Day

\”The Christmas Waltz\” – The Carpenters

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: nine ladies dancing.

One source that I have says that this represents the nine fruits of the Holy Ghost but there are supposed to be twelve fruits of the Holy Ghost. This one is a little more complicated as there seems to be some confusion on how many fruits there are from the Holy Ghost. However there is one item in the Catholic Faith that this day could represent and that is the nine choirs of angels. There are the Seraphim, the Cherubim, the Thrones, the Dominations, the Virtues, the Powers, the Principalities, the Archangels and the Angels, this last one being more known as our guardian angels. The number nine, though it is rarely used, is a pretty big number for it is the product of 3 x 3, 3 being the number for God. I do not know why there are so few articles in our faith that are clustered in nines, but God has His reasons for this and onyl He can explain.

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commence me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.


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