And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manager; because there was no room for them at the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in a swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining."
1 Peter 4:7-9
"Every pious desire, every good thought, every charitable work inspired by the love of Jesus, contributes to the perfection of the whole body of the faithful. A person who does nothing more than lovingly pray to God for his brethren, participates in the great work of saving souls."
— Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich
"Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did."— St. Maximilian KolbeLoving Mother Mary
"Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did."
— St. Maximilian Kolbe
"At the end of our life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal.
You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent."
- Barbara Bush
Look back and thank God.
Look forward and trust God.
Look around and serve God.
Look within and find God.
"You can't go to heaven hating somebody. Forgive now. Be compassionate now. Be patient now. Be grateful now. Love Jesus and Mary now. Accept God's will now."
— Mother Angelica
"The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers."
— St. Maximilian Kolbe
"Preserve the warmth of the family, because the warmth of the whole world cannot make up for it."
— St. Charbel Makhlouf
"Oh, how painful it is to Me that souls so seldom unite themselves to Me in Holy Communion. I wait for souls, and they are indifferent toward Me. I love them tenderly and sincerely, and they distrust Me. I want to lavish My graces on them, and they do not want to accept them. They treat Me as a dead object, whereas My Heart is full of love and mercy. In order that you may know at least some of My pain, imagine the most tender of mothers who has great love for her children, while those children spurn her love. Consider her pain. No one is in a position to console her. This is but a pale image and likeness of My love." - Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska, 1447
“Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”-Matthew 18:4
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Truly, this week is holy,
for the Son of God
embraced His passion.
He suffered and died that
we might die to our sins,
and receive the gift
of Eternal Life.
"The school of Christ is the school of love. In the last day, when the general examination takes place ... Love will be the whole syllabus." - St. Robert Bellarmine