Words of the Saints to Ponder While Journeying Toward Bethlehem
St. Ambrose (340 – 397)
Born: Modern-day Germany
Doctor of the Church, Bishop, Author of Hymns.
Feast Day: December 7th
Patron Saint of: Beekeepers, Beggars, Learners, and Milan
“Open wide your door to the one who comes. Open your soul, throw open the depths of your heart to see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the sweetness of grace. Open your heart and run to meet the Sun of eternal light that illuminates all men.”
Dear Lord Jesus, help me to open wide my door to you. Show me how to open my heart and soul to your love, mercy, and grace. Beloved, Sun of eternal light shine on me. Beloved Christmas Miracle, save me, I wait and long for your coming.
Come, Redeemer of the Earth
Come, thou Redeemer of the earth,
and manifest thy virgin-birth:
let every age adoring fall;
such birth befits the God of all.