God, by her married life and works of charity you taught Saint Zedislava to
pursue the way of perfection. By her prayers may family life be strengthened
and be a witness to Christian virtue.
Lord, pour out upon us the fullness of your mercy, and
by the power of your Spirit remove divisions among Christians. Let your
Church rise more clearly as a sign for all the nations that the world may be
filled with the light of your Spirit and believe in Jesus Christ whom you have
sent, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and
ever. (from the Mass for Unity of Christians)
Our inheritance … is the poor, the poor; pauperibus
evangelizare misit me. What happiness, what happiness! To do what
our Lord came from heaven to earth to do, and by means of which we too shall go
from earth to heaven, to continue the work of God.
Using chalk blessed by the priest, write above the entry way:
20 + C +M + B + 10
Let us pray.
Peace be to this house and all who live here. During these days of the Christmas season, we keep this feast of Epiphany. Through the guidance of a star, the coming of Jesus was made known to the Gentiles. We celebrate Christ made
Sages from furthermost Orient stream to bow before His boundless power. Who is the King whom the prophets foretold should come to save both Jew and Gentile?
Lo! He humbleth Himself from His throne of glory, taketh on Him the form of servant. He who is God before all ages now is