The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities writes to all Dominican sisters and brothers: A blessed and merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year.
In you, O Mary,
our human strength and freedom
are today revealed,
for after the deliberation
of such and so great a council,
the angel was sent to you
to announce to you
the mystery of the divine counsel
and seek to know your will,
and God’s Son
did not come down into your womb
until you had given your will’s consent.
He waited at the door of your will
for you to open to him;
for he wanted to come into you,
but he would never have entered
unless you had opened to him,
‘Here I am,
let it be done to me
as you have said’ (Lk 1:38)…..
PRAYERS OF CATHERINE OF SIENA
From nr. 18 ‘Mary, bearer of the fire’