I ask only for peace

December 24
“O Jesus, I ask only for peace — peace and, above all, love that is without measure or limits.”
– St. Therese of Lisieux
Today’s Reflection:
This reflection from St. Therese reminds us that “perfect love casts out fear.” Our Lady was the perfect example of perfect love. Ask her to show you where you need to love more. Who do you need to forgive so that you might experience fully the peace of Christ on Christmas day?
  

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The world’s true peace

December 23
“Mother of mercy and of hope obtain for the men and women of the third millennium the precious gift of peace; peace in hearts and families, in communities and among peoples; peace above all for those Nations where people fight and die every day.
Obtain that every human being of every race and culture may encounter and accept Jesus, who came down to earth in the mystery of Christmas to give ‘His’ peace to us.
O Mary, Queen of Peace, give us Christ, the world’s true Peace!”
– St. John Paul II
Today’s Reflection:
Where do you need more peace in your life? Ask the Child Jesus to grant you the precious gift of His peace this Christmas.
  

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Her vow of surrender

December 22
“Thanks to her vow of surrender, everything is divinely disposed for this direct hold of God’s word over her.”
-Father Marie-Dominique Philippe, O.P.
Today’s Reflection:
Though Mary received a singular grace from God never to be repeated for all eternity, could it be that your surrender, seeking to mirror her own as closely as possible, could divinely dispose you to a greater hold of God’s word over you? How would you most like to experience that hold? In what one way today can you cooperate with grace to make your surrender more like Our Lady’s?
  

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Filled with Joy

December 21
“One filled with Joy preaches without preaching.”
-St. Teresa of Calcutta
Today’s Reflection:
What is the underlying meaning of this quote? Do you believe that you are truly filled with joy based on your interactions and encounters with others? Do you “preach without preaching”? Today, ask our Lord to open your heart to a greater outpouring of joy, and await His lovely gift.
  

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The one who serves God

December 20
“The soul of the one who serves God always swims in joy, always keeps holiday, and is always in the mood for singing.”
-St. John of the Cross
Today’s Reflection:
Are you swimming in joy and rejoicing this week? If not, place it at the foot of the cross and give God any discouragement you are experiencing. Surely, He will transform it!
  

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Joy is the true gift of Christmas

December 19
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
– Galatians 5:22-23
Today’s Reflection:
What fruits are you struggling with this Advent? How is our Lord calling you to grow deeper in these virtues? Ask Mother Mary to storm heaven with prayers for you today!
  

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Rejoice and be glad

December 18
“Rejoice and be glad that so great and good a Lord, on coming into the Virgin’s womb, willed to appear despised, needy, and poor in this world, so that men who were in dire poverty and suffering great need of heavenly food might be made rich in him.”
-St. Clare of Assisi
Today’s Reflection:
What poverty are you experiencing this Advent? How is our Lord asking you to trust Him with your suffering in order to allow Him to transform your pain into something rich and beautiful? Do you trust Him?
  

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Joy is the true gift of Christmas

December 17
“Joy is the true gift of Christmas, not the expensive gifts that call for time and money. We can communicate this joy simply: with a smile, a kind gesture, a little help, forgiveness. And the joy we give will certainly come back to us…. Let us pray that this presence of the liberating joy of God shines forth in our lives.”
-Pope Benedict XVI
Today’s Reflection:
Christmas day is a week from tomorrow! This week, let’s prepare our hearts a little deeper to receive our Lord. Today, how can you “communicate this joy” a tad more? Who can you forgive? Who has God presented to you to help or offer some kindness? In so doing, thank Him for the opportunity to serve and love just a drop more!
  

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The Lord is near

December 16
“Brothers and sisters: Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all.
The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
-Philippians 4:4-7
Today’s Reflection:
Make your desires known to God today. And while you wait, rejoice in the moment. Trust Him with timing, and allow Him to fulfill all the desires of your heart!
  

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Grant my desires

December 15
“Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.”
-St. Andrew Novena
Today’s Reflection:
What desires do you need to bring to God today? What are you holding onto out of fear? How is God calling you to trust Him today?
  

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