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LOM 70

LOM 70



St. Andrew Christmas Novena

St. Andrew Novena

St. Andrew Novena


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Thursday, January 6, 2011


There are families that: Know Faith – Know Hope – Know Love.
There are families that have: No Faith – No Hope – No Love.
Let us pray that families will find faith, hope and love in God.

Families are functioning: Franticly, frenzied, fazed out and fast paced.
Families come and go, families are large and small.

Father, mother, sister, brother and the extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so forth on it goes.
 This is the family we were born into, and this is the family that was co-mingled, blended and brought about to form this union of mixed and mismatched people.

We live with them, we leave them.
We can’t live with them, we can’t live without them.
They are what they are, they are who they are.

Sometimes they’re adorable and enjoyable; other times they’re annoying and exasperating.
Sometimes they’re caring and sharing, other times they’re callous and selfish.

They keep us healthy, they make us sick.
They keep us sane, they drive us crazy.

We’re proud of them, we’re embarrassed by them.
We can’t stand to be with them, we can’t stand to be without them.

Sometimes we are sure we must have been switched at birth; sometimes we wish they could be somebody else; always we miss them when they’re gone.

Let us pray for those who have no family in orphanages, shelters, nursing homes, penitentiaries, runaways and street people.

God gave us our family.
Let us thank God for our family.
Let us pray for God to bless our family and all families.