Archive for December 20th, 2019

Christmas 2019

20 December, 2019

IMG_0713

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, as we are bathed in the new radiance of your incarnate Word, the light of faith, which illumines our minds, may also shine through our deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Roman Missal, Mass at Dawn, p. 196)

***

“What good is it if Mary gave birth to the son of God centuries ago if I do not also give birth to God’s son in my time and culture?” – Meister Eckhart

***

“On the Holy Night of Christmas I will celebrate the Divine Mysteries for all our poor Congregation, and I will place the hearts of all the professed and novices in the holy swaddling clothes of the gentle Infant so that he enliven them, strengthen them, inflame them, and sanctify them to have them do great things for the glory of God.” – St. Paul of the Cross, Founder of the Passionists (Letter #2068)