Novena For the Sandy Hook Families
In 9 days it will be Christmas. Today the Church celebrates Gaudete Sunday, which is a day to Rejoice in Christ based on the scripture reading for today Phil 4: "Rejoice in the Lord always." Even in the darkest of times and situations we still have reason to rejoice because Christ is coming and will ultimately make all wrongs right and dry all the tears and heal the brokenness of all the hearts who have been open to Him.
As we go through these last 9 days of Advent preparing for the Lord, let's take a moment each day to pray for the families and victims of the Connecticut massacre and dare I say, for the soul of the troubled shooter as well. Since this time of year is focused on the Holy Family, it is all the more appropriate that we direct our prayers to the Blessed Mother, Saint Joseph her most chaste spouse and the Lord of course asking for their intercession for these families who lost their precious little ones.
Check out Renee's post on Gaudete Sunday here.