Blessed Christmas and New Year

May the Holy Family fill your Christmas and New Year with love and peace.

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“A Son is Given” by Howard Lyon – Society of the Little Flower Christmas Card

“During Christmas time, Jesus wants a wretched and poor shelter; he wants our heart, purified, poor and empty of earthly affections, filled and adorned with virtues. He wants to find there only his most holy mother, ark and temple of every virtue; the ox that always ruminates on heavenly things; the donkey of our bodies, humble and subject to reason. May he deign to rest on the hay of our desires and make of them a yielding and fragrant hay, on which he delights to take his rest.” (Saint Catherine of Ricci, 1522-1590)

The Dominican Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery, Bronx, NY