Share in the joy of the nuns opening gifts!
Thank you so much to all who donated for the Bunk Bed Project!
Fr. Augustine of Khandwa Diocose says, "They are so happy and send you their heartfelt thanks and words of gratitude! I would like to express our thanks to you and all the benefactors who made this dream come true. We pray for all of you in a special way."
We have more children to get off the floor at other schools, so if would like to contribute we are raising $50 a bunk bed.
“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to people of good will." Luke 2:14
We decorated our chapel in honor of the coming Baby Jesus! Sr. Mary Augustine and Sr. Mary Francis made a great team hanging the stars and angels, while Mother Wendy arranged the flowers in honor of our Infant King!
Here we have the O Antiphon for the day about the sun and a beautiful reading from the Song of Songs this morning at mass speaking about His coming and nature showing that forth. To top that off He sends an exquisite sunset! Isn't God GOOD!
"O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death."
Hark! my lover–here he comes springing across the mountains, leaping across the hills.
My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Here he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattices.
My lover speaks; he says to me, “Arise, my beloved, my dove, my beautiful one, and come!
“For see, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of pruning the vines has come,
and the song of the dove is heard in our land.
Song of Songs 2:8-12
Our friend Jim found a break in the winter weather, to come out and clean our Mary statue! We are so thankful! He is making Mary shine, just like a statue of her should!
From Dec. 17th thru Dec. 23th it is the Antiphon (verse) said before the Magnificat Prayer during Vespers.
If you sing the song O Come, O Come Emmanuel, then you know more about it than you thought, because the song covers them all!
To learn more there is a great talk by Msgr. Charles Pope called “Root of Jesse” that goes over each one, even a little singing is included! To access go to www.instituteofcatholicculture.org. Register as a member with your email and search library for “Root of Jesse.”
Watch "Veni, Dilecte Mi" (Come my Beloved) - Preparing for Christmas with the Song of Songs with Msgr. Charles Pope
Tonight at 7PM ET through the Live Broadcast Studio:
You will be happy you did and it should be recorded for the future too!
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
Our scripture teacher, Fr. Carnazzo has a great set of Bible studies recorded on this topic at: http://steliasmelkite.org/educational-resources/bible-study/
Listen to this one: "He shall be called a Nazarene"
And find out how these two verses are connected:
"But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,
and from his roots a bud shall blossom." Isaiah 11:1
"He went and dwelt in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, “He shall be called a Nazorean.” Matthew 2:23
You will be giving yourself and God a gift! And also to those you share your faith with!
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