How do we begin to prayer? We start by saying “O God come to my assistance. O Lord,
Pope Benedict at Advent Vespers 2008.jpgmake haste to help me.


What is the goal of our life of prayer? Saint Augustine says: “Desire without ceasing the happy life, which is none other but eternal life.”


The General Intention
That, faced by the growing expansion of the culture of violence and death, the Church may courageously promote the culture of life through all her apostolic and missionary activities.

The Missionary Intention
That, especially in mission countries, Christians may show by gestures of brotherliness that the Child born in the grotto in Bethlehem is the luminous Hope of the world.