O sweet Child of Bethlehem,
grant that we may share with all our hearts in this profound
mystery of Christmas.
Put into hearts of men and women this peace for which
they sometimes seek
so desperately and which you
alone can give to them.
Help them to know one another better, and to live as brothers and sisters, children of the same Father. Reveal to them also your beauty, holiness, and purity.
Awaken in their hearts love and gratitude for your infinite goodness. Join them all together in your love. And give us your heavenly peace.
-Pope John XXIII
Your generous support and prayers during our Christmas Novena help to keep St. Katharine’s mission alive and strengthen the Sisters’ ministries across the country, working in ways to encourage hope and optimism to many people affected by social injustices.