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12/11/2014 04:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Christmas Vespers, Concerts, and Candlelight Services at Women's Colleges

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Photo Credit: University of Saint Joseph

On December 6, 2014, thanks to live-stream technology, I enjoyed the 88th Annual Spelman‒Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert from the comfort of my abode.

I was not disappointed.

Combining the magnificent student voices from these two Atlanta single-sex colleges creates an inspirational musical ambiance.

See for yourself as you watch a short video archiving past Spelman‒Morehouse Christmas Carol Concerts.

Regardless of one's religious affiliations, events like these bring solace to all who attend. Brief respites recharge our souls and fill us with hope and joy, making all things possible, even peace on earth.

Today, I am sharing images from other women's colleges as they celebrate the holidays via Christmas Vespers, Concerts, and Candlelight Services. I hope these images inspire and delight you.

St. Catherine University located in St. Paul, MN

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Photo Caption: Candlelight Christmas Concert
Photo Credit: Rebecca Zenefski '10 / St. Catherine University

Mount St. Mary's College located in Los Angeles, CA

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Photo Caption: Mount Chorus & Singers Annual Carol Concert
Photo Credit: Mount St. Mary's College

Wellesley College located in Wellesley, MA

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Photo Caption:Christmas Vespers
Photo Credit: Wellesley College Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Judson College located in Marion, AL

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Photo Caption: Christmas Vespers
Photo Credit: Judson College

Salem College located in Winston-Salem, NC

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Photo Caption: Christmas Candlelight Service
Photo Credit: Jordan Brannock Photography

Alverno College located in Milwaukee, WI

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Photo Caption: Christmas Concert
Photo Credit: Tonya Pro Photography, Inc.

Sweet Briar College located in Sweet Briar, VA

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Photo Caption: Vespers
Photo Credit: Meridith De Avila Khan / Sweet Briar College

University of Saint Joseph located in West Hartford, CT

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Photo Caption: Festival of Lights
Photo Credit: University of Saint Joseph

Smith College located in Northampton, MA

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Photo Caption: Vespers (A recording of the 2014 event is available online.)
Photo Credit: Smith College

I'll close this blog post with a video of Christmas Carols, preformed by The Faculty Four from the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Department of Music and Theatre. The college is located in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! More joy to all in 2015!