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At the Feet of the Baby Jesus
Prayers for your daughter for healing, strength, and for the family and the beauty of new life. Rosary today will be lifted up for you all.
I will hold your daughter and grandchildren in my prayers and ask my daughter Rachel to pray also. She has a 3 yr. old and a 6 mo. old. Ah, the crosses of young mothers!
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you!
One of the songs I listen to during the Christmas Octave. Three visits to the Monks of the Weston Priory during the days of dating and courtship endeared to us much of their music. Ah, many, many moons ago! This song and Something Which Is Known are two of my favorites! I couldn't find them on Youtube.
Morning Softly Awakens
Morning softly awakens,
all our deepest longings
to be reborn.
When in a certain still moment,
gifting us his presence,
Jesus is born.
Into the desert of our lives,
bringing truth and freedom,
God comes to us.
You are the chosen of Yahweh
and we find such gladness
in knowing you.
Sing now a new song to Yahweh;
let the trumpets welcome
this very new day.
Morning softly awakens
all our deepest longings
to be reborn, to be reborn.
Copyright: The Benedictine Foundation of the State of Vermont, Inc.
Bump. This is more like it!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Joy to the World!!!
From today's Office of Readings, a lovely homily from Pope St. Leo the Great. Let us never forget what today is all about! And let us never forget who we are! Amen!!
Now, here is Pope St. Leo the Great:
Dearly beloved, today our Savior is born; let us rejoice. Sadness should have no place on the birthday of life. The fear of death has been swallowed up; life brings us joy with the promise of eternal happiness.
No one is shut out from this joy; all share the same reason for rejoicing. Our Lord, victor over sin and death, finding no man free from sin, came to free us all. Let the saint rejoice as he sees the palm of victory at hand. Let the sinner be glad as he receives the offer of forgiveness. Let the pagan take courage as he is summoned to life.
In the fullness of time, chosen in the unfathomable depths of God’s wisdom, the Son of God took for himself our common humanity in order to reconcile it with its creator. He came to overthrow the devil, the origin of death, in that very nature by which he had overthrown mankind.
And so at the birth of our Lord the angels sing in joy: Glory to God in the highest, and they proclaim peace to his people on earth as they see the heavenly Jerusalem being built from all the nations of the world. When the angels on high are so exultant at this marvelous work of God’s goodness, what joy should it not bring to the lowly hearts of men?
Beloved, let us give thanks to God the Father, through his Son, in the Holy Spirit, because in his great love for us he took pity on us, and when we were dead in our sins he brought us to life with Christ, so that in him we might be a new creation. Let us throw off our old nature and all its ways and, as we have come to birth in Christ, let us renounce the works of the flesh.
Christian, remember your dignity, and now that you share in God’s own nature, do not return by sin to your former base condition. Bear in mind who is your head and of whose body you are a member. Do not forget that you have been rescued from the power of darkness and brought into the light of God’s kingdom.
Through the sacrament of baptism you have become a temple of the Holy Spirit. Do not drive away so great a guest by evil conduct and become again a slave to the devil, for your liberty was bought by the blood of Christ.
Merry Christmas to All! May the baby Jesus be born in our hearts in a very special way this year, so that we may bring peace to the world.
Matt 5: 9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
Prayers said, Rory.
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