Words of the Saints to Ponder While Journeying Toward Bethlehem
St. Rafael Arnaiz Baron (April 9, 1911 – April 26, 1938)
Born: Burgos, Spain
Diabetic, Spanish Trappist Monk, Mystic, “Model for Adolescents,” Pope John Paul II
Feast Day: April 26th
Patron Saint of: Diabetics, World Youth Day
“Lord, you were conceived in the womb of a Virgin and were crucified for all humans…for all without distinction. And yet, how differently they pay you back.”
Dear Lord Jesus, as Advent marches on toward Christmas, I want to grow in my love for You. Grow more in gratitude for Your “Yes, Father, Your will be done.” Help me to say, “Yes, Father God, Your will be done in my life.” Beloved Christmas Miracle, save me, I wait and long for your coming.
What Child Is This?
Nails, spear, shall pierce Him through,
The Cross be borne, for me, for you:
Hail, hail, the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!
This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.