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Epiphany of Our Lord

January 8, 2023

On Epiphany the Sisters hold a traditional House Blessing, using a prayer from Sister Mary Christa Kroening. On the lintel of the doors, we inscribe 20 + C + M + B + [the year] for Christus mansionem benedicat, “May Christ bless the house,” — and, of course, for the three Magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Baltazar.

“Jesus, the Christ of God, be our bright Morning Star of Faith, awaken us to your presence among us this day. Bless us with the Star of Faith which inspired the Magi to seek you and discern the true and just pathway in our life together. Bless all the people who touch our lives and those who have asked for our prayerful support. We ask this in your Holy Name. Amen! Alleluia!

You can also download a blessing from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops:

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/sacramentals-blessings/objects/blessing-of-the-home-and-household-on-epiphany.cfm

May this holy day bring blessings for you and your loved ones, today and all the coming year.

 

For a reflection on Epiphany,  goto https://blog.franciscanmedia.org/franciscan-spirit/live-the-eucharist-a-reflection-for-epiphany

Saint of the Day is used with permission from Franciscan Media (www.FranciscanMedia.org).

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January 8, 2023
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“Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.”
–St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict