Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

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.


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