Father Bozada: Make Your Heart A Living Stable For The Infant Christ.

Be Pure And Simple As The Holy Shepherds.

My Dear People,

Gaudete Sunday reminds us that we are to “rejoice” because the Lord’s coming is at hand. In a very short while, we will behold Our Saviour in the manger. Jesus comes to save us from our sins. As a child wrapped in swaddling clothes, Jesus reaches out to all of us. Who could reject a little infant, warm and inviting? This warm welcome from Our Saviour is extended to all mankind. This Christmas, take time to come before the Christ Child. Even better yet, pray the eight day novena to the Infant in the Manger as a preparation for Christmas. In this beautiful novena, ask Jesus to reign in your home and heart. What better way to begin the New Year, than to have the Child Jesus living in the stable of your heart. Like the Holy Shepherds, be pure and simple. Your Christmas can then be one to remember for years to come.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark Bozada

May we always welcome the Child Jesus into the manger of our heart and soul. Come Lord Jesus, Come!

Eight Day Novena prayer to the Christ Child

O Holy Son of God, You became a man, in order to make yourself known by mankind. But where is the love that men give to you in return?

You have given your Precious Blood to save our souls. Why then is that man is so ungrateful for such a gift? And I, too, have returned such ingratitude.

I love you, O precious Infant in the Manger, O Word Incarnate, make me grateful for Your Infinite and Divine Mercy. Allow me to look upon You in the crib surrounded by such simple gifts of nature. Grant that I may always have the desire to be so pure and simple of heart. AMEN…

(1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, 1 Glory Be to be prayed after each novena offering)

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6 comments to Father Bozada: Make Your Heart A Living Stable For The Infant Christ.

  • Ethir Anduin

    Please change the name of this site and those emails I get. All priests should be courageous and the emails simply provide links to actions by priests that should be typical. Don’t set up this false dichotomy between the average priest and a so called courageous priest. It’s a trivialization of sorts!!! Think about this, please!!! To outsiders, it appears silly that we even do this. Thanks!

    • Thank you for your comment, Ethir.

      May I ask you a question? Is what we are doing really a false dichotomy or is it true? How can following saintly actions be a trivialization. Is it a trivialization or is it a fact? Are we not called to follow and imitate the lives of the Saints? After all, St. Paul does tell us to “be imitators of me as I am of Christ.” (1 Cor. 11:1)

      Do “outsiders” not deserve to know the words and actions of these faithful men? The whole purpose of this site is to encourage these men who love the Church so much that they are willing to be mocked, ridiculed and slandered by those inside and outside of the Church. We aim to encourage them because their greatest concern is the salvation of souls, and souls perish for the lack of knowledge.

      Here’s my promise to you. When these actions become typical of all priests and bishops, then we will change the name. Fair enough?

  • Mary Petnel

    Father,

    I am confused. I thought all novenas were 9 days? Why an 8 day novena?

    Best,
    Mary Petnel

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  • Dear Father Bozada
    Thank you so much for this – I am putting it in our bulletin for this coming weekend with your name attached. May God Bless you with a very Holy Christmas!

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