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December 30, 2017

O that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest;
Truly, I would flee far away;
I would lodge in the wilderness.

I would hurry to find a shelter for myself
from the raging wind and tempest
Confuse, O Lord, confound their speech.

December 29, 2017

O heavenly angel,
lead me safely through this world of sin and misery;
watch over me at the hour of my death;
perform for my soul the last charitable office of you mission,
by strengthening, encouraging, and supporting me
in the agonies of dissolution, and then,
as the angel Raphael conducted Tobias safely to his father,

December 28, 2017

We long for You, Oh Spirit of Light,
we long to know God,
we want to be one with Him,
our Divine God.
We want to be one with the Father,
know Him as a Person most intimately.
We want to know the beloved One,
the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and live and dwell in Him at all times,
every moment of our lives.
We want to be one with You,

December 27, 2017

Blessed are You, loving Father,
for all your gifts to us.
Blessed are You for giving us family and friends
to be with us in times of joy and sorrow,
to help us in days of need,
and to rejoice with us in moments of celebration.

December 26, 2017

Happy those whose offense is forgiven,
whose sin is remitted.
O happy those to whom the Lord
imputes no guilt,
in whose spirit is no guile.

I kept it secret and my frame was wasted.
I groaned all day long,
for night and day your hand was heavy upon me.
Indeed my strength was dried up
as by the summer's heat.

December 25, 2017

Almighty God and Father of light,
a child is born for us
and a son is given to us.
Your eternal Word leaped down from heaven
in the silent watches of the night,
and now your Church is filled with wonder
at the nearness of her God.
Open our hearts to receive his life
and increase our vision with the rising of dawn,

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.


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. 


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