Our celebration of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ carries on in prayerful rejoicing. We carry out the daily round of chanting of the Divine Office, in praise of our Creator and for the needs and intentions of all of our families, friends, benefactors and oblates.

For many people, particularly those who have lost loved ones in the past at this time of year, the present holy days can be very painful. We pray in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world, that God’s healing touch be upon them.

Of course what our world is suffering now because of the coronavirus and its mutations is unprecedented. May the arrival of vaccines do much good in preventing the spread of the disease.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.