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This is surely a fitting end to the summer time, spent in leisure with family.It is also a good transition, and we can pray for the grace to enter the school year with a joyful spirit. Since family and education are essentially interwoven, it is my hope that by praying this novena as a school, we will become better missionaries of Christ!
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http://www.praymorenovenas.com/. There are even audio and video links for families on the go.
I will leave you with a little closing thought from Pope Francis:
Every family should look to the icon of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Its daily life had its share of burdens and even nightmares, as when they met with Herod’s implacable violence. This last was an experience that, sad to say, continues to afflict the many refugee families who in our day feel rejected and helpless.Like the Magi, our families are invited to contemplate the Child and his Mother, to bow down and worship him (cf. Mt 2:11). Like Mary, they are asked to face their family’s challenges with courage and serenity, in good times and bad, and to keep in their heart the great things which God has done (cf. Lk2:19, 51). The treasury of Mary’s heart also contains the experiences of every family, which she cherishes. For this reason, she can help us understand the meaning of these experiences and to hear the message God wishes to communicate through the life of our families.
Prayer is the best way to keep in our hearts all of the good God has done and continues to do in our everyday experiences.
- Derek Tremblay, Headmaster