Christmas Novena

 

Please join us in our Novena:

December 16-24

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Image by JONG TAE CHOI, renowned artist in Korea.

He is a sculptor, pastel painter and Professor Emeritus of Seoul University. His art is often compared to a passage towards seeking the truth.

Our Dear Friends,

"Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is...Life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of you."

- Pope Francis

Jesus Christ became a human being and lived for others, for each of us. As Christians, let us be happy and rejoice to celebrate his birth. May Christmas this year be a time of sharing happiness, a time of giving thanks to God the Father for sending us his Son, a time of gratitude to Mary and Joseph for welcoming Him.

Your devoted Carmelite Nuns of Covington

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Novena Prayer

 

Father, we praise and thank you for

Jesus, the Word of God made flesh.
Help us to become attentive

to His presence in our hearts

as did Mary, the Mother of God. Strengthen us in your love
that our hope and confidence

may remain bright

in a world of darkness.
Make a path ready for the Lord

to enter our hearts.

Hear our prayer for all our brothers and sisters and grant these petitions

we now present to you.

Amen.