Words of the Saints to Ponder While Journeying Toward Bethlehem
Blessed Father Solanus Casey ~ Bernard (Barney) Francis Casey (Nov. 25, 1870 – July 31, 1957)
Born: Oak Grove, Wisconsin, US
Capuchin Franciscan Friar, Logger, Hospital Orderly, Prison Guard, Street Car Operator, Wonderworker, Spiritual Counselor, Helped Establish the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
Feast Day: July 30th
“Mary gave birth to Christ in a manger at Bethlehem ~ the rest of us 33 years later ~ under the cross at Calvary.”
“Christmas ~ the dawn of salvation’s day. May Jesus the true light breathe His own spirit of good will and harmonious enlightenment on you.”
Dear Lord Jesus, The holiday season is streaming, screaming, whirling toward You the day of your birth. My list of things to do is growing. Jesus, breathe on me, slow me down, remind me what is important. Beloved Christmas Miracle, save me, I wait and long for your coming.
Watchman, tell us of the night,
For the morning seems to dawn.
Traveler, darkness takes its flight,
Doubt and terror are withdrawn.
Watchman, let thy wanderings cease;
Hie thee to thy quiet home.
Traveler, lo! the Prince of Peace,
Lo! the Son of God is come!