Lord, bless us in our reflections and ideas:
No matter the doubts,
they are seeds seeking nourishment,
sunshine, life-giving water.
May the Lord bless us in all our ways,
Father, Son, and Spirit.
Father, you prepared the Virgin Mary to be the worthy mother of Your Son. You let her share beforehand in the salvation Christ would bring by His death, and kept her sinless from the first moment of her conception. Help …
O good St. Nicholas, you who are the joy of the children, put in my heart the spirit of childhood, which the gospel speaks, and teach me to seed happiness around me. You, whose feast prepares us for Christmas, open …