Jesse Tree shows link between birth of Christ and Old Testament

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@stlouisreview.com
Everyone knows what a Christmas tree is. On the other hand, the Jesse Tree, a religious symbol seen and referred to frequently during Advent and Christmas, is something of a mystery to many Catholics. Many parishes and schools display some sort of "Jesse Tree," which they use as part of their charitable giving during the holiday season. But what is it? Where does it come from? And how is it relevant for Catholics?

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