Rejoice, the Lord has Come!
There is great reason to rejoice! The light is coming, a light greater than any darkness and stronger than any sorrow. As we approach the celebration of our Infant Lord at Christmas, may we remember that we have been rescued – our Savior has come! His joy and saving love are a continuous unfolding of a promise that He is the light which dispels every darkness. That joy and peace which calls you by name this Christmas is Jesus, our Infant King, who rules over all and in all as both God and Mary’s newborn Son.
God First Loved Us (1 John 4:19)
There is great reason to rejoice! He has first loved us. Our Savior has rescued us from darkness but has also vested us with His light, giving our hearts the capacity to love more profoundly. Through His incarnation, He reveals the gift of love – being loved and also being able to love as He does. An excerpt from the Office of Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours gives us a beautiful meditation of this by William of Saint Thierry, Abbot.
“By loving us and holding us so dear, He stirred us to love Him who had first loved us to the end. And this is clearly the reason: [speaking to Our Lord] You first loved us so that we might love You- not because You needed our love, but because we could not be what You created us to be, except by loving You.”
Merry Christmas from the Sisters!
May you and your loved ones, far and close, know the joy of being loved and the joy of loving.
Please know of the Sisters’ prayers for you and that a novena of Masses is being offered for you at the Motherhouse from December 16-24th.
Christmas & New Year Livestream Schedule
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass – 12 a.m.
(with Carols starting at 11:30 p.m.)
Christmas Day Mass – 8:30 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Holy Hour
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
New Year’s Day Mass – 8:30 a.m.