Tuesday, December 11 -Pope St. Damasus I
Pope St. Damasus I both taught the Truth and
refuted falsehood, particularly by commissioning
the translation of the Bible into Latin, the common
language of his day.
Wednesday, December 12 -Our Lady of Guadalupe
The image of our Lady of Guadalupe contains many
symbols, colors and meanings that showed the
Mexican Indias just how sovereign God was. Many
of them converted to the Catholic Church after
merely looking at the image.
Thursday, December 13 - St. Lucy
St. Lucy suffered violent persecution for the sake
of the Kngdom.
Friday, December 14 -St. John of the Cross
St. John of the Cross identified himself with Christ
crucified. He and St. Teresa of Avila worked
together for years to build up the Carmelite order.
Both saints are doctors of the Church.
Saturday, December 15 - Sir 48:1-4, 9-11
Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 - Matt 17:9-13
Don't think of Christmas. Think of Advent.
Don't act as if Christmas has already come.
Focus on John the Baptizer, not on Santa.
Seek repentance, restoration and
reconciliation need a holy Advent
to have a blessed Chrismas.
Sunday, December 16 - Zep 3:14-18
Phil 4:4-7 - Is 12:2-6 - Luke 3:10-18
No matter how many problems we have,
no matter how bad we feel: "rejoice in the
Lord always. I say it again Rejoice!"
How can we let a little cloud or two
eclipse the Son? who is the source of
Monday, December 17 - Gen 49:2, 8-10
Ps 72:1-4, 7-8, 17 - Matt 1:1-17
Jesus loves so much that He entered our
human family. Jesus take over my family.
I give You permission to do whatever You
wish to do for the salvation of my family.
Tuesday, December 18 - Jer 23:5-8
Ps 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19 - Matt 1:18-25
St. Joseph was present for the first
Christmas, and he is greatly anointed by
his Foster-Son to help us be present for
this Christmas season. St. Joseph teach
us to have faith in the Lord even when
we don't or can't understand what He
Wednesday, Decemer 19 - Jud 13:2-7,
24-25 - Ps:71:3-6, 16-17 - Luke 1:5-25
The Holy Spirit filled St. John the Baptist
even while he was in the womb of his
mother, Elizabeth. Today's Scriptures, and
numerous other verses throughout the
Bible, shows that the Holy Spirit works
powerfully through pre-born babies, infants,
children and youth. Will you pray that the
Spirit fill children and youth and use them
as His mighty instruments.
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