Words of the Saints to Ponder While Journeying Toward Bethlehem
Monday, Nov. 29, 2021
St. Augustine (Nov. 13, 354 – Aug. 28, 430)
Born: Modern-day Algeria
Doctor of the Church
Feast Day: Aug. 28th
Patron Saint of: Brewers, Printers, Theologians, People Suffering from Sore Eyes, and a number of cities and dioceses.
“Jesus took His Flesh from the flesh of Mary.”
“Man’s maker was made man that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast; that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey; that Truth might be accused of false witnesses, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on wood; that Strength might grow weak; that the Healer might be wounded; that Life might die.”
Dear Lord, Oh, how you must love me. So loved me that you came in the form of a babe. You, the creator of the countless stars, grains of sand, the whole universe and gave it all up to live here on Earth. Oh, how you must love me. Even if I would the only living being here on Earth you would have still come just for me. Lord, Beloved Christmas Miracle, save me, I wait and long for your coming.
Creator of the Stars of Night
Creator of the starry night,
thy people’s everlasting light,
Jesu, Redeemer of us all,
hear thou thy servants when they call.