Christmas Prayer and Wishes
Dearest Father in heaven,
Blessed be Your holy Name!
Lord Jesus, we joyfully greet Thee, born this happy morning, with a deep and heartfelt gratitude. In silence You were conceived in Mary, and in silence You were born in Bethlehem. In silence you come to us today, a silence bursting with love and joy!
Jesus, You have come to lead us to Your Father in heaven, and to live in us that we might know heaven on earth. As we gaze on You, sleeping peacefully in Your crib, we begin to feel a deep peace radiate from You. A holy calm fills our hearts. You have kept Your promise, You are here, with us now.
Lord Jesus, you were not afraid to come to us; help us be not afraid to come to You. Give us Your deep inner peace that we might impart joy, hope, and courage to all whom we encounter. Open our hearts to see You more clearly, receive You more deeply, and follow You more willingly. Increase our capacity to give and receive Your love. May this Christmas Day warm our hearts all year.
Happy Birthday, Lord Jesus!
On behalf of Father Joseph O'Brien, O.P. and the Saint Therese Center Staff, we wish you a blessed Christmas!
Client Retreat Rescheduled for January, 2014
The 13th Annual Client Retreat has been rescheduled to January 17-19, 2014. Clients who have enrolled with the Center in the past two years and those who have never participated in a retreat are encouraged to enroll. See our calendar of events page for more information.