29th December

Holy Families

When Joseph and Mary had finished doing all that they were required, they returned to their home in Nazareth. The child grew and became strong; he was full of wisdom, and God’s blessings were upon him. Luke 2: 39, 40

To come into thy presence
Thou Virgin of the lowly
To come into thy presence
Thou mother of Jesus Christ
To come into thy presence
Thou dwelling of meekness
To come into thy presence
Thou home of peace
To come into thy presence
Beauteous one of smiles
To come into thy presence
Beauteous one of women
Carmina Gadelica

We pray for people who have no decent house to live in
For those who provide foster homes
For parents to keep their marriage vows
For parents to think deeply about their child’s character and calling
May our sons grow up strong and straight like young trees.
May our girls have the beauty of inner serenity.
May our farms and industries overflow.
May the voice of complaining cease from our streets.
Happy are the people from whom such blessings flow
who put their trust in God.
Inspired by Psalm 144

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