ST. ANDREW NOVENA DAY 1

CHRISTMAS NOVENA
HAIL, AND BLESSED BE THE HOUR AND MOMENT
AT WHICH THE SON OF GOD WAS BORN
OF A MOST PURE VIRGIN
AT A STABLE AT MIDNIGHT IN BETHLEHEM
IN THE PIERCING COLD
AT THAT HOUR VOUCHSAFE, I BESEECH THEE,
TO HEAR MY PRAYERS AND GRANT MY DESIRES(MENTION REQUEST HERE).
THROUGH JESUS CHRIST AND HIS MOST BLESSED MOTHER.
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ADVENT REFLECTION ON DETACHING FROM WORLDLY MATTERS WITH JOYFUL HOPE

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Advent Theme:  Joyful Hope 

First Week of Advent

Look around to God’s creation.  Does it not confirm His work on earth?  God does not leave His creatures to fend for dirt but provides for their daily needs.  He breathes life into despair.  He seeks the lost and the forgotten.  He brings honor and dignity to those trampled by the powerful.  He brings solace to the afflicted.  He is our God, the Creator of all things.

Men have used their minds as their God.  Men have misused His gifts to bring them comfort because the absence of God is torturous to us.  Devoid of His life-giving presence,  men feel pain, loneliness, fear and desolation.

Souls are moving fast to make their lives on earth like a piece of hell.  They chain themselves to the world and it becomes difficult to unchain back to the path of eternal life.

We are forming doubts in our mind about the truth about God.  The faith that we seek requires us to cooperate with God for the graces that He provides.  Read more