Daily Archives: January 6, 2016

Sister John Raymond McGann, CSJ

Sister John Raymond passed away peacefully on the morning of January 6, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Convent, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood, Long Island. She was ninety-one and in the 68th year of her religious

Posted in Memorials

Chapter 2016

Chapter 2016 The Sisters of St. Joseph will hold the first session of their General Chapter the weekend of January 16-17, 2016. A General Chapter is a gathering of Sisters to discern the state of the congregation and make decisions

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January 6

January 6 ends the twelve days of Christmas with the traditional date for the Feast of the Epiphany. As Christians, we have been reflecting on God’s revelation in Jesus during the past twelve days. Like the Magi, having seen, we

Posted in Daily Prayer
Daily Prayer Archives
Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting

Join with Christians around the world in the prayerful ritual of lighting the Advent wreath.


A Child came for all of us and because of that Child
We believe that love is stronger than fear,
Peace more enduring than hate
And that darkness will never extinguish the light
We are people of hope.

(Light the first candle)

Today we light the candle of peace.
Let us pray for the peace of Christ
which is the fullness of blessing for all.
For this peace we dare to hope.

(Second candle is lit)

We light the candle of love.
For God so loved the world, that a Child was given;
a Savior in the form of love incarnate.
As we light these candles of hope, peace and love,
Let us give thanks for God’s enduring love.

(Light the third candle)


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