O Blessed Night of Nights!

   He comes to save us! Our King! Born on this Blessed Night of nights to enlighten our world with his merciful love!

    Let’s celebrate Christmas! Let’s take back this Holy Season! As you know, for so many Christmas is over when it has only just begun. One of the greatest joys of monastic life is a full living of the Mysteries of the Liturgical Year. This is not only for religious and priests but for all God’s children. These mysteries are for everyone! Christ is our Head; we are His Mystical Body. These mysteries overflow with virtues and graces which are ours for the taking.

    Let’s avail ourselves of the many “spiritual Christmas presents”…here are just a few…

O Jesus…You come in littleness…gift us with pure humility
You come in silence…gift us with sacred recollection
You come in hiddenness…gift us with holy solitude
You come in poverty…gift us with generosity
You come in holiness…gift us with compunction of heart
You come in flesh…gift us with divinity
You come in meekness…gift us with self-control
You come in Mary…gift us to know her
You come in mercy…gift us to Love You
You come in Eucharist…gift us to receive You worthily
You come in condescension…gift us to worship You

Christmas lasts until the Baptism of the Lord – let’s celebrate this sacred Season worthily, reverently and joyfully! 

 Here is a recent community photo taken this autumn. No, the lady on the right is not a future postulant  but she is a wonderful friend.

Let us meet in reverent wonder at the cradle of Redeeming Love

Merry and Blessed Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!
Remembering especially you Ane Kirstine
Our prayers are with you and your dear family

 

8 thoughts on “O Blessed Night of Nights!

  1. Dear Sisters,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I have recently enrolled myself in the Confraternity of the Passion (I’m a married lay Catholic) and I’m happy to be learning more and more about the Passionist Congregation. I’ve added your blog to my growing list of Passionist sites and media, and I would be honored if you might include a link to my blog from your site:

    http://wheat4paradise.wordpress.com/

    Thank you and God bless!

    In the hearts of Jesus and Mary,

    David

  2. Dear Sisters, all the blessings and the wonders of His love to each of you this holy Christmastide! I am so happy to see how your community is growing! Your life is so beautiful, and you are such a source of strength and peace for the Church and indeed for the whole world, especially for us out here in cyberspace. I always enjoy reading your blog, and you are always in my prayers. I mentioned you in my own blog this past week — see http://hcikfs.blogspot.com/2009/12/feast-of-st-stephen-first-martyr.html for that particular post. May our dear Lord keep you happy in HIM!

    With love and gratitude for you,
    Alice Claire Mansfield
    Consecrated Virgin
    Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

    God bless and reward you Alice Claire! We appreciate your support and are grateful to God for your response to your meaningful and powerful vocation.

  3. Thank you for reminding me that Christmas lasts until the Baptism of the Lord. I no longer have that sadness about the day almost being over with. Praise God! Let the celebration begin! Merry Christmas to you and the other sisters!

  4. Merry Christmas, dear Sisters!

    I’m a regular reader of your blog and thought I ought to de-lurk in time to wish you a blessed Christmas in community. I trust it’s not too cold – I live in New Zealand and it’s summer here (about 22deg C today!) but I’ve heard that you’ve got a snowstorm at your place.

    May God’s grace lead you ever deeper into his love and passion this Christmastide.

    Sr Therese

  5. I agree! The Catholic Church has opened my life to the full beauty of Christmas because now I see the importance of the liturgical year and the two first seasons, Advent and Christmas.

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