DAY 52 - OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, PRAY FOR US
POWER OF PRAYER
- The Morning Offering
- Mental Prayer (at least 15 minutes)
- Spiritual Reading (at least 15 minutes)
- Holy Mass and Communion
- The Angelus (at 6 AM, noon, 6 PM)
- The Holy Rosary
- Brief Examination of Conscience (at night)
PRAY A ROSARY
- Rosary of the Day: Glorious Mysteries
- Traditional 54 Day Rotation: Joyful Mysteries
Wednesday in the Octave of Christmas
Acts, Chapter 16, Verse 19
When her owners saw that their HOPE of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them to the public square before the local authorities.
The “her” in this verse is a slave who was possessed by a spirit of divination: she had the power of fortune-telling. Paul had commanded that the spirit release her in the name of Christ, and she was now worthless to her owners. Do you think things have changed; do we still have owners of fortune tellers who are trying to suppress the truth? Consider the state of our modern journalists and the social media elitists; is their work closer to truth; or fortune telling?
Sixth Day of Christmas-Six Geese a-Laying = the six days of creation
1st Day: Creation of light and its separation from darkness
2nd Day: Creation of the firmament and division of the waters
3rd Day: Collection of waters (sea) and formation of dry land (earth); creation of plants according to their own likeness
4th Day: Creation of heavenly bodies in the firmament (sun, moon, and stars)
5th Day: Creation of sea creatures and winged fowl from the waters
6th Day: Creation of cattle, creeping things, and beasts from the dry land; creation of mankind, male and female
December 30, Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas - Day Six
God is your beatitude. The things of time are toys. You are eternity's child, and your eternity has already begun! There is a compelling urgency to every day and every hour of the day. In it we are to witness to the truth — that God greeted and gifted us at Christmas.
If you know what witness means, you understand why God brings St. Stephen, St. John, and the Holy Innocents to the crib in the cave as soon as Christ is born liturgically. To be a witness is to be a martyr. Holy Mother Church wishes us to realize that we were born in baptism to become Christ — He who was the world's outstanding Martyr. — Love Does Such Things, by Rev. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O.
· Day Sixth activity (Gingerbread Bowls)
· Day Sixth recipe (Lamb's Wool)
Every Wednesday is Dedicated to St. Joseph
The Italian culture has always had a close association with St. Joseph perhaps you could make Wednesdays centered around Jesus’s Papa. Plan an Italian dinner of pizza or spaghetti after attending Mass as most parishes have a Wednesday evening Mass. You could even do carry out to help restaurants. If you are adventurous you could do the Universal Man Plan: St. Joseph style. Make the evening a family night perhaps it could be a game night. Whatever you do make the day special.
· Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus