Christmas Blessings to all Friends of the Shrine!
“May the God of infinite goodness, who by the Incarnation of his Son has driven darkness from the world and by that glorious birth has illumined this most holy day, drive far from you the darkness of vice and illumine your hearts with the light of virtue.
“May God, who willed that the great joy of his Son’s saving birth be announced to shepherds by the Angel, fill your minds with the gladness he gives and make you heralds of his Gospel.
“And may God, who be the Incarnation brought together the earthly and heavenly realm, fill you with the gift of his peace and favor and make you sharers with the Church in heaven.”
(from the Christmas Mass Solemn Blessing)