Words of the Saints to Ponder While Journeying Toward Bethlehem
St. Pope Paul VI (Sept. 26, 1897 – Aug. 6, 1978)
Priest, Archbishop, Cardinal Secretary of State, Pope, Teacher, Builder of over 100 Churches
Feast Day: May 29th
Patron Saint of: Second Vatican Council, Paul VI Pontifical Institute, Other popes named Paul, Diocese of Brescia, Archdiocese of Milan and several towns in Italy.
“We consider Christmas as the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly. Let him rejoice.”
Dear Lord Jesus, teach me to use this Advent time as a time to learn, grow and stretch in my knowledge of You and your message. I want to prepare my heart for your arrival. Beloved Christmas Miracle, save me, I wait and long for your coming.
The Song of Zechariah
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell
in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Blessed be the Lord,
for he has come to his people and set them free.