Day: December 20, 2021

December 21, 2021 Reflection – O Come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer…

  O Come, Thou Dayspring , come and cheer… December 21, 2021 Dear Family of Mary! Novena for Christmas, Day 7 O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer Our spirits by thine advent here; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, And death’s dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice, Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel! December 25, 2018 “Dear children! I am carrying to you my Son Jesus who is the King of Peace. He gives you peace and may it not be only for you but, little children, carry it to others in joy and humility. I am with you and am praying for you in this time of grace which God desires to give you. My presence is a sign of love here while I am with you to protect you and lead you towards eternity. Thank you for having responded to my call..” The Gospel reading for today is the first part of the Visitation, when Mary enters Elizabeth’s home Mary set out in those days and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said: “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” (Luke 1: 40-45) Our Lady carried her Son Jesus to Elizabeth. And today she carries Him to us! Upon hearing Mary’s voice, John leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit! And today when we hear Our Lady’s words to us, we are also filled with the Holy Spirit! Elizabeth was amazed that Mary, the mother of Jesus, would come to her. We are amazed as well, that the Mother of our Lord would come to us in Medjugorje! And we, like Elizabeth, can say to Our Lady: “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled!” Indeed she is most blessed, and we now are blessed through her! May we receive the Holy Spirit through the presence of Jesus and Mary in Medjugorje, and in each of our hearts as we respond to Our Lady’s call! Come, Holy Spirit, Come!! Let us pray: Novena Litany of the Infant Jesus Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord, have mercy. Infant Jesus, hear us, Infant Jesus, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us; God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us;. God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us; Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us;. Infant Jesus, Response: Have mercy on us. Infant, very God, Infant, Son of the Living God, Infant, Son of the Virgin Mary, Infant, begotten before the morning star, Infant, Word made flesh, Infant, Wisdom of Thy Father, Infant, Purity of Thy mother, Infant, only Son of Thy Father, Infant, First-Born of Thy mother, Infant, Image of Thy Father, Infant, Creator of Thy mother, Infant, Splendor of Thy Father, Infant, Honor of Thy mother, Infant, equal to Thy Father, Infant, subject to Thy mother, Infant, Joy of Thy Father, Infant, Riches of Thy mother, Infant, Gift of Thy Father, Infant, Offering of Thy mother, Infant, precious fruit of a virgin, Infant, Creator of man,Infant, Power of God, Infant, our God, Infant, our Brother, Infant, perfect Man from Thy conception, Infant, ancient in wisdom from Thy childhood, Infant, Father of ages, Infant, of days, Infant, giving life, and nourished at the breast, Infant, Eternal Word, and making Thyself dumb, Infant, weeping in the crib, Infant, thundering in Heaven, Infant, terror of hell, Infant, Joy of Paradise, Infant, dreaded by tyrants, Infant, desired by the Magi, Infant, exiled from Thy people, Infant, King in exile, Infant, Destroyer of idols, Infant, Vindicator of the glory of God, Infant, strong in weakness, Infant, powerful in abasement, Infant, Treasure of Grace, Infant, Fountain of Love, Infant, Author of the blessings of Heaven, Infant, Repairer of the evils of earth, Infant, Head of the angels, Infant, Stem of the patriarchs, Infant, Word of the prophets, Infant, Expectation of nations, Infant, Joy of the shepherds, Infant, Light of the Magi, Infant, Salvation of children, Infant, Hope of the just, Infant, Teacher of doctors, Infant, First-fruits of the saints,Be merciful, Response: Spare us, O Infant Jesus, Be merciful, Response: Graciously hear us, O Infant Jesus.From the bondage of the children of Adam, Response: Infant Jesus, deliver us. From the slavery of the devil, From the corruption of the world, From the lust of the flesh, From the pride of life, From the immoderate desire of knowledge, From the blindness of mind, From the perversity of will, From our sins,Through Thy most pure conception, Through Thy most humble birth, Through Thy tears, Through Thy most painful circumcision, Through Thy most glorious epiphany, Through Thy most devout presentation, Through Thy most innocent conversation in the world, Through Thy most holy life, Through Thy poverty, Through Thy sorrows, Through Thy labors and travails.Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Infant Jesus, Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Infant Jesus, Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Infant Jesus. Infant Jesus, hear us, Infant Jesus, graciously hear us. LET US PRAY O Lord Jesus, Who allowed the greatness of Thy incarnate divinity and most sacred humanity to be born in time, to become a little child, and to suffer bitter death, grant that we may acknowledge infinite wisdom in the silence of a child, power in weakness, majesty in abasement, so that adoring Thy humility and littleness on earth we may contemplate Thy glories in Heaven. We ask this of Thee, who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, lives and reigns God, forever and ever. Amen In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c)Mary TV 2021  

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