Sunday, December 12, 2010

Father Bozada: Make Your Heart A Living Stable For The Infant Christ

Gaudete Sunday reminds us that we are to “rejoice” because the Lord’s coming is at hand. In a very short while, we will behold Our Saviour in the manger. Jesus comes to save us from our sins. As a child wrapped in swaddling clothes, Jesus reaches out to all of us. Who could reject a little infant, warm and inviting? This warm welcome from Our Saviour is extended to all mankind. This Christmas, take time to come before the Christ Child. Even better yet, pray the eight day novena to the Infant in the Manger as a preparation for Christmas. In this beautiful novena, ask Jesus to reign in your home and heart. What better way to begin the New Year, than to have the Child Jesus living in the stable of your heart. Like the Holy Shepherds, be pure and simple. Your Christmas can then be one to remember for years to come.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark
May we always welcome the Child Jesus into the manger of our heart and soul. Come Lord Jesus, Come!

Eight Day Novena prayer to the Christ Child

O Holy Son of God, You became a man, in order to make Yourself known by mankind. But where is the love that men give to You in return?
You have given Your Precious Blood to save our souls. Why then is that man is so ungrateful for such a gift? And I, too, have returned such ingratitude.
I love you, O precious Infant in the Manger, O Word Incarnate, make me grateful for Your Infinite and Divine Mercy. Allow me to look upon You in the crib surrounded by such simple gifts of nature. Grant that I may always have the desire to be so pure and simple of heart. AMEN
(1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, 1 Glory Be to be prayed after each novena offering)

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