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Christmas Blessing

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My friend and mentor, Sister Alexa Suelzer, included a quote by St John Henry Newman in her Christmas card to me. The message is the closing of the saint’s sermon, “The Mystery of Godliness.” It is a perfect wish, a prayer, actually a goal to strive for particularly in this season of hope.

Sister wished that the message be true for me and my loved ones. I am passing it on to you. Whatever faith you practice, may this be your season of peace, hope, and happiness.


Excerpt from John Henry Newman’s sermon, “The Mystery of Godliness.”

“May each Christmas, as it comes, find us more and more like Him, who as at this time became a little child for our sake, more simple-minded, more humble, more holy, more affectionate, more resigned, more happy, fuller of God.”

©2013, Mary K. Doyle

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