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A Christmas message from Cardinal Tagle to the Filipino people

In a Christmas message, the Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, told of a lady from Palo on the island of Leyte, who, as if replying to a question he himself was pondering: With persons and things associated with Christmas … Continue reading

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Final day of the Christmas Novena

(Mention your intentions here) O Thou that sittest upon the cherubim, God of hosts, come, show Thy face, and we shall be saved.    Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be.

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Eighth day of the Christmas Novena

(Mention your intentions here) O Emmanuel, our King and our Law-giver, Longing of the Gentiles, yea, and salvation thereof, come to save us, O Lord our God! Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be.

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Seventh day of the Christmas Novena

(mention your intentions here) O King of the Gentiles, yea, and desire thereof! O Corner-stone, that makest of two one, come to save man, whom Thou hast made out of the dust of the earth! Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and … Continue reading

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Sixth day of the Christmas Novena

(Mention your intentions here) O Dayspring, Brightness of the everlasting light, Son of justice, come to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!  Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be.

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Fifth day of the Christmas Novena

(mention your intentions here) O Key of David, and Sceptre of the house of Israel, that openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth, come to liberate the prisoner from the prison, and them that sit in … Continue reading

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Fourth day of the Christmas Novena

(mention your intentions here) O Root of Jesse, which standest for an ensign of the people, at Whom the kings shall shut their mouths, Whom the Gentiles shall seek, come to deliver us, do not tarry.  Recite one Our Father, one Hail … Continue reading

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Third day of the Christmas Novena

(Mention your intentions here) O Adonai, and Ruler of the house of Israel, Who didst appear unto Moses in the burning bush, and gavest him the law in Sinai, come to redeem us with an outstretched arm!  Recite one Our Father, … Continue reading

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Christmas Novena

Apologies for the delayed posting of the first of the Christmas Novena prayers which officially started yesterday (16th – 24th December). For those who would like to follow them (better late than never!), we have included below the prayers for … Continue reading

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Devotion to the crib: Christmas meditations

Our Holy Father Benedict XVI, in the year of his election, explained in an Angelus message to the faithful the spiritual significance of the crib:

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Baby Scan Jesus

Six months ago, the non-profit organisation ChurchAds.net chose the “Ultrasound Jesus” design for its Christmas ad campaign. The depiction of an ultrasound image of an unborn baby with a halo above his head and the caption, “He’s on His way. … Continue reading

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