Words of the Saints to Ponder While Journeying Toward Bethlehem
St. Pope John XXII ~ Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Nov. 25, 1881 ~ June 3, 1963)
Born: Sotto il Monte, Italy
Italian Army Medical Corps Stretcher-Bearer, Military Chaplain, Educator, Professor of Apologetics, Church History and Patrology, Priest, Bishop, Titular Archbishop of Areopolis, Official to Bulgaria, Apostolic Delegate to Bulgaria, Titular Archbishop of Mesembria, Apostolic Delegate to Turkey, Apostolic Delegate to Greece, Apostolic Nuncio to France, Cardinal-Priest of Santa Prisca, Patriarch of Venice, Head of the Vatican Jewish Agency, and Pope
Feast Day: Oct. 11th
“Mankind is a great, an immense family…This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.”
Dear Lord Jesus, Make in me a warm heart. Let me let go and put aside my own wants and desires in this season of Advent. Help me to search out, offer a helping hand, an encouraging word and a simple smile to those in need. Beloved Christmas Miracle, save me, I wait and long for your coming.
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Singing
King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth, He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture –
in the body and the blood.
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.