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Saint Stephen

December 26

Saint StephenLoving God, Saint Stephen was one of the first deacons in the Church.  The Apostles ordained him with six others because they needed ministers who would oversee the needs of the poor and the widowed.  His holiness was so evident that when he preached to his enemies, his face glowed brightly like an angel’s.  I ask him to pray for those who have been called to a life of service as ordained deacons.  O Lord, help them to be a sign of Your love in their parishes and in the world where they live and work.  Bless them with a vision of their ministry that stirs them to passion and tireless effort.  Saint Stephen, pray for us.  Amen.


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A Christmas Prayer

December 25

ChristmasSweet Jesus, You were born in a stable on that first Christmas to become divine light in a dark, sinful world.  Your little holy family was full of love, grace, kindness, and generosity.  I ask Mary and Joseph to pray for my family to grow in the virtues that spring from unconditional love.  I also ask them to pray for the growth of our faith.  O Savior, increase our unity and give us a shared devotion to Your Holy Family.  Purify me and teach me to identify my sins and change my ways so that Your light increases within me.  Show me how to let Your light shine so brightly that my family sees You and is transformed by Your presence.  Holy Family, pray for us.  Amen.


May your Christmas be filled with the joy of the Holy Family!

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Saint Adele

December 24

Saint AdeleHeavenly Father, Saint Adele’s first vocation was as a wife and mother.  She served You well by taking care of her family, praying, and doing works of mercy.  When her husband died, she became a nun and founded a convent.  As its first abbess, she ruled with great compassion and holiness.  I ask her to pray for women and men who are being called to a religious vocation late in life.  O Lord, help them to hear Your call and to put aside the life they have been living.  Direct them to join the orders that will best suit their gifts.  Inspire their families to give them encouragement and generous support.  Saint Adele, pray for us.  Amen.


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Saint John of Kanty

December 23

Saint John of KantyLoving God, Saint John of Kanty was unjustly kicked out of a university job and reassigned as pastor of a small church.  The parishioners treated him harshly.  He gradually won their trust by taking a genuine interest in them, never growing impatient, and never getting angry at their hostility.  Though he was strict about his own behavior, he was lenient with others.  I ask him to pray for the people who are currently opposing me.  Teach me, O Lord, how to win them over with kindness and deeds of love.  Help me to forgive them quickly and to remain patient as I wait for You to give them a change of heart.  Saint John, pray for us.  Amen.


QUOTES by Saint John of Kanty

Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause. >>


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Saint Ischyrion

December 22

Saint IschyrionPrecious Jesus, Saint Ischyrion worked for a magistrate who ordered him to sacrifice to Roman gods.  He refused, even after his master abused him.  When he defended his belief in You, he was tortured and impaled.  I ask him to pray for me when I have to stand up to an employer or any other person in authority over me, especially to defend my faith.  O Lord, You said that we are not to worry about our defense because the Holy Spirit will teach us what to say (Luke 12:11-12).  Help me to rely on Your Spirit and to stand firm, no matter what the cost, because You paid a far greater price for us.  Saint Ischyrion, pray for me.  Amen.


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