Dec 5, 2010

December 7, 1941: "A day that will live in infamy"

A Prayer for Peace on this memorial of Pearl Harbor:

May the strength of God pilot us.
May the power of God preserve us.
May the wisdom of God instruct us.
May the hand of God protect us.
May the way of God direct us.
May the shield of God defend us.
May the hosts of God protect us.
Now, and always.

- St. Patrick

                                   The U.S.S. Arizona falls at Pearl Harbor

Our prayers go out to all those who serve in the military. Who sacrifice their lives so that all may be free. For their families left at home and for a peaceful Christmas season to all. 

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Let's pray this short Advent reflection on the memorial of St. Nicholas:

Good St Nicholas,


Help us prepare for the miracle of the coming of Jesus.
Help us not to be blind to the gifts of getting ready.
Help us be sincere in the greetings we send and receive, with love and prayer.

Kind St. Nicholas, protect us from shoppers' fatigue, stress, overspending, yet help us to be kind and generous of heart to all, especially those who are alone, financial poor and fearful.

May our celebration of your feast lead others to see the true meaning of giving and receiving and to guide all people to

The greatest of all gifts, even Jesus Christ, prince of peace and child of Mary, Our Lord and only saviour.

Amen.

                                                       Sinterklaas