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December 18, 2017

The “O Antiphons” began yesterday, best known from the hymn “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Today’s is “O Leader of the House of Israel.” Find them all on the USCCB website (search “Advent”) and pray them as a family this week to prepare for Christ’s birth.

December 17, 2017

“He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted.” (Is 61:1) Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, reminds us of God’s gift of joy (“gaudium” in Latin) no matter what trials we are experiencing in our family.

December 16, 2017

Walk or drive around your neighborhood and look at the Christmas lights. How has your spouse been a light when you were going through a dark time?

December 15, 2017

“The time came for Elizabeth to have her child, and she gave birth to a son.” (Lk 1:57) Elizabeth waited a long time to have a child. Do you know anyone hoping to have a child? Pray for them. God willing, their time will come. If not, may they be mothers and fathers in other […]

December 14, 2017

Reconciliation is crucial in every marriage. Does your parish have an Advent Penance Service? Make plans to receive the Sacrament of Penance as a family before Christmas.

December 13, 2017

If you haven’t hung up your Christmas lights, today’s a great day to do it! (Feast of St. Lucy, whose name means “light.”) How can you be more of a light to your spouse?

December 12, 2017

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Americas. Celebrate by eating a dish from Mexico, where she appeared to St. Juan Diego, or learn a prayer in Spanish.

December 11, 2017

The love between husband and wife expands when shared with others. Consider participating in your parish’s Giving Tree, or inviting an elderly or single person to your holiday celebrations.

December 10, 2017

“John [the] Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” (Mk 1:4) The sacraments are essential to the Christian life. Encourage your spouse to go to confession regularly. Participation in this sacrament will strengthen not only your relationship with God but your relationship with your spouse.

December 9, 2017

“And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more.” (Phil 1:9) God wants your love to grow, always.