December 2005

Immaculate Conception - ADVENT - Birth of Jesus

Begin with the Angelus: The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. (Hail Mary) Behold the Handmaid of the Lord. Be it done to me according to your word. (Hail Mary) And the Word was made flesh, And made his dwelling among us. (Hail Mary). Let us pray: Pour forth we beg you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ Your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may, through His Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. We ask this through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thusday Friday Saturday
Charity is the measure the Lord will use to judge us
Save souls by praying always.
Strengthen yourself with the Eucharistic food
We all have duties. Let us fulfill them with fidelity and constancy.
It is difficult to become saints. Difficult, not impossible.
The Christian must seek to renew and perfect him/herself always.
Fill your soul with recognition for Our Lady.
8 Immaculate Concept.
Let us invoke the assistance of Mary in this day dedicated to her.
Jesus sees, knows, and weighs all your actions
O. L. Loreto
Look at the brighter side of things.
Dealing with others, use kindness to attract them.
O. L. Guadalupe
During the day, enter into the silence of your heart.
Do not stop in the middle of the journey.
Keep knocking at the door of divine pity.
Jesus looks into the depths of the heart.
Regulate everything with prudence.
Be careful about (giving in to) false humility.
Do not anticipate the accidents of life with apprehension.
Virtues are like a treasure.
This life is a continual battle.
Jesus will turn and listen to your pleas.
If Satan makes a lot of noise, that is a sign that he is outside.
We must love the Lord without seeking personal gain.
Love is a torment, but a sweet torment.
Christmas Day
Let us thank Mary for giving us Jesus.
Praise the Lord. You will be greatly compensated.
You must have courage in every weakness.
Be modest with your gaze.
Do not fear future difficulties. Trust in God.
Do not be troubled. Be gentle.
Run, because the road is long and time is short.




Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, you came, as the Baptist of old, into the spiritual wilderness of our world. You were a messenger sent to prepare peopleís hearts for the Lord to enter them. Pray that I may be a fertile ground in which Godís Word may enter and live. Padre Pio, you want your Spiritual Children to live in Godís Will and graces. Pray that we accept His Way to walk, His Truth to speak, and His Life to live. As we joyfully await and celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus, pray that we may follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit, live more fully the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and thus come to the Father, Source of all Life, Whose love for us endures for ever and ever. Amen.


Most Blessed Trinity whom I adore, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Help me to be firmly rooted in Your Will today, as if my soul were already in eternity. May nothing be able to trouble my peace or make me leave you. Stay with me, Lord, and lead me more deeply into your Mystery. Grant me peace and serenity today. In the love you bore our Father, Padre Pio, make our hearts your dwelling place that we may never abandon You. As Spiritual Children of Padre Pio, who bore the marks of Jesusí saving Sacrifice, make us vigilant in faith, constant in hope, and undying in our love for You and all people. You live and reign forever. Amen.

(The following Antiphons are read as brief intercessions every day. The Antiphons are titles given to the long-awaited Messiah. The Church prays them during the week before Christmas in the Liturgy of the Hours and as the alleluia verse at Mass. We use them in prayer this month as our daily invocation for the Savior to bless and protect us.)


Lord Jesus, you came to save your people. Blessed are we who celebrate Your wonderful Incarnation. Hear us as we pray with the prophetic titles that Israel of old offered in hopeful anticipation of Your coming:

ANTIPHONARY INTERCESSIONS (everyday) Wisdom of our God most high,
teach us to walk in the paths of knowledge

Leader of Ancient Israel,
rescue us with your mighty power.

Flower of Jesseís Stem,
save us without delay.

Key of David,
free those imprisoned in the darkness of ignorance.

Radiant Dawn:
shine on those lost in the darkness of spiritual death.

King of all nations:
save humanity, your own creation.

You are Godís presence among us, save us, your people

OUR LADY, MOTHER OF THE REDEEMER: Holy Mother Mary, ever-virgin yet fruitful woman, in the name of all humanity, your availability to the Fatherís Will offered the Eternal God a dwelling place in time. I thank you for your openness to the Divine challenge to become the Mother of the redeemed, as You trustingly accepted to be the Mother of the Redeemer. With hopeful heart, you awaited the fulfillment of the Fatherís Will. You gazed with awe at the Eternal Love you held in your arms and faithfully accompanied Jesus in His life through His ministry even to the Cross. Be with me today and every day, that I may await the Lord in joyful expectation of His coming in glory. May I gaze with awe at His Hidden yet Real Presence in the Mystery of the Eucharist, where He is enfleshed in those who receive him. Mother of the Redeemer and redeemed, the Christ and the Christian, lead me to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Who lives for ever. Amen.


Holy Father, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, lover of the Eucharist, pray for us.

Holy Father, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, lover of Our Lady, pray for us.

Holy Father, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, lover of Christís Mystical body, the Church, pray for us.