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December 24, 2017

God of endless ages,
Father of all goodness,
we keep vigil for the dawn of salvation
and the birth of your Son.
With gratitude we recall his humanity,
the life he shared with the sons of men.
May the power of his divinity help us answer his call
to forgiveness and life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

December 23, 2017

Lord our God,
the heavens are the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars you made;
the earth and the sea,
and every living creature came into being by your word.
And all of us, too.
May this tree bring cheer to this house
though Jesus Christ your good and holy Son,
who brings life and beauty to us and to our world.

December 22, 2017

Lord Jesus Christ,
grant me the grace of inner Peace. 
As You commanded the storm winds at sea to be calm,
command the storms in my life to be calmed.
Give me the patience I need
to cope with the burdens of my life.
Grant me the strength to better deal with any problems,
and the understanding to be more tolerant
and kind to others.

December 22, 2017
Fr. Taemoon visits Yang Ai

I am Taemoon Kwon, a Korean Columban who was ordained a priest in 2010. Currently I am working in China. My main ministry is to share with Chinese Sisters and priests about spiritual direction and retreats and to look for Columban vocations. 

December 21, 2017

Pour forth, we beg You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
your Son by the message of an angel,
so by His passion and cross
we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

December 20, 2017
I am more ready to welcome Christ in my heart.

When I was asked to write about the meaning of Christmas for a newsletter for Columban lay missionaries, I wished to share with other missionaries about something special or unique which others never imagined. But it was not easy for me to reflect and write because Christmas day in my country of assignment [China] is not a holiday.

December 20, 2017

O Lord, You do not fail those who love you.
You do not change or vary Your ways.
Teach us Your own constancy in love.
Your humility, selflessness and generosity.

December 19, 2017

Lord, we thank You for all the love that has been given to us,
for the love of family and friends,
and above all for Your love poured out upon us
every moment of our lives in steadfast glory.

December 18, 2017
It is in the spirit of Christmas that we invite members from different religions to join us.

As I prepare for Christmas this year, my thoughts are with the people of Myanmar with whom I have celebrated Christmas since 2007. I lived in a community in Mandalay.

December 18, 2017

Take, O Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding, and my whole will.
You have given me all that I am and all that I possess.
I surrender it all to You
that You may dispose of it according to Your will.
Give me only Your love and Your grace;
with these I will be rich enough,
and will have no more to desire.

Amen.

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We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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