Thursday, December 31, 2009

January 1st, Mary, Mother of God

Joy to you, O Virgin Mary,
Mother of the Lord!

source of light in every age,
the virgin conceived and bore your Son
who is called Wonderful God, Prince of Peace.
May her prayer, the gift of a mother's love,
be your people's joy through all ages.
May her response, born of a humble heart,
draw your Spirit to rest on your people.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Christmas Prayer

Almighty God and
Father of Light,
a child is born for us,
and a son is given to us.
Your Eternal Word
leaped down from heaven
in the silent watches of the night,
and now your Church
is filled with wonder
at the nearness of her God.
Open our hearts to receive His life
and increase our vision
with the rising of dawn,
that our lives may be filled
with His glory and His peace
forever and ever.

The Liturgy of the Hours

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Today you will know the Lord is coming, and in the morning you will see his glory.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you . . . yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.
{Bl Mother Teresa}

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Lord is close at hand; come, let us worship him.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

A most beautiful Christmas card

This is the latest Christmas card we have received, I just had to post. It is so very beautiful.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Feast of The Immaculate Conception

Come, let us celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary; let us worship her Son, Christ the Lord.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Remember who you are ...

a son or daughter of God.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

This Christmas

PhotobucketLet's Give a Little Jesus,
a thoughtful word or deed,
An act of generosity for someone who's in need.
Let's Give a Little Jesus to eveyone we meet -
The salesclerk or the server, the person on the street.
Let's Give a Little Jesus, that's what really counts -
Not what's spent or bought, for whom, in what amounts.
Let's Give a Little Jesus to everyone, large or small ...
For Jesus, the Messiah, is the Greatest Gift of All! Lisa O. Engelhardt

In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, "It is more blessed to give then to receive." -Acts 20:35

A Christmas Card we recevied a few days ago held these verses. It was from a wonderful couple who truly live what these say. They are a joy to know.