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Blog posts December 2013

Jesus is Here!

Alleluia, Alleluia."I proclaim to you good news of great joy: today a Savior is born for us, Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10 - 11 

Alleluia, Alleluia

Amen, Amen.

This is the last entry for 101 Days to Jesus by MLBDuncan coming soon to Amazon.com

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1 Day to Jesus

Finally, they have arrived only to be told there was no room inside. The rest is history. God Bless you and your family today and always. Trust in The Lord. Think of Our Savior's Birth. 12/24/13

2 Days 2 Jesus

A child shall be born for us, and  he will be called God, the Almighty; every tribe of the earth shall be blest in him. Cf. Is 9:6; Ps 72 (71):17

3 Days to Jesus

Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One, let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior. Is 45:8

4 Days To Jesus

"Mary's pregnancy is a period of unbroken contemplation, of continual attention to the Son.  And yet it is a time of action, for she went to Elizabeth in order to bring the Son to her, the gift she had received from God to hand on to others." Adrienne von Speyer

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5 Days to Jesus

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta left these words about "Our Lady", "Our Lady was full of God because she lived for God alone, yet she thought of herself only as the handmaid of the Lord.  Let us do the same."

 

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6 Days to Jesus

He who is to come and will not delay, and now there will be no fear within our land, for He is our Savior. Cf. Hebrews 10:37

Joseph of The Holy Family

Today's Gospel reading was special to me because I had forgotten the Angel speaking to Joseph.  The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 1:  18 - 25. Glory to you, Lord Christ.

THIS IS HOW THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST CAME ABOUT. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but…

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7 Days to Jesus

The journey to Bethlehem must have been uncomfortable for Mary.  Joseph must have been very concerned for his love.  If you are a woman think about yourself traveling on a donkey for days ready to give birth to the Savior.  If you are a man think of feeling overprotective of being responsible for be…

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8 Days to Jesus

Collect - O God, Creator and Redeemer of human nature, who willed that your Word should take flesh in an ever-virgin womb, look with favor on our prayers, that your Only Begotten Son, having taken to himself our humanity, may be pleased to grant  us a share in his divinity.  Who lives and reigns wit…

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9 Days to Jesus

"Hear the word of the Lord, O nations; declare it to the distant lands: Behold, our Savior will come; you need no longer fear."   Cf. Jer 31:10; Is 35:4

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10 Days to Jesus

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.  Indeed, the Lord is near." Philippians 4: 4-5

11 Days to Jesus

"May I never boast, except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. " Galatians 6:14

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12 Days to Jesus

Collect - May the glorious intercession of the Virgin and Martyr Saint Lucy give us new heart, we pray, O Lord, so that we may celebrate her heavenly birthday in this present age and so behold things eternal.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the…

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13 Days to Jesus

Alleluia, alleluia.  Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise; from you rose the sun of justice, Christ our God.  Alleluia, alleluia.

14 Days to Jesus

What are you doing with your family during Advent.  Search for ideas on The Web for new ideas. Check out my Pinterest.

15 Days to Jesus

"It shall come to pass in that day that there will be no light; The lights will diminish, It shall be one day which known to the Lord~ Neither day or night, but at evening time it shall happen that it will be light. " - Zechariah 14: 6 & 7, The New King James Version~Possibility Thinkers Bible 198…

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16 Days to Jesus

December 9, 2013 ~ The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

"The knowledge that God gives us of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin should cause us to glorify him eternally for this masterpiece of his omnipotence in a nature  that is purely human." -St. Louise de Marillac

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17 Days to Jesus

Second Sunday of Advent - Today's Gospel is 15: 4 - 9.  The reading is from Isaiah 11: 1 - 10 - On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.  The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him" a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of couns…

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18 Days to Jesus

 

35-Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. 36- But when he saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no sh…

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