Sunday, December 28, 2008

December 28th: Feast of the Holy Family

Prayer to the Holy Family

O most loving Jesus, Who by Thy sublime and beautiful virtues of humility, obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience and gentleness, and by the example of Thy domestic life, didst bless with peace and happiness the family Thou didst choose on earth, in Thy clemency look down upon this household, humbly prostrate before Thee and imploring Thy mercy. Remember that this family belongs to Thee; for to Thee we have in a special way dedicated and devoted ourselves. Look upon us in Thy loving kindness; preserve us from danger; give us help in time of need, and grant us the grace to persevere to the end in the imitation of Thy Holy Family; that having revered Thee and loved Thee faithfully on earth, we may bless and praise Thee eternally in heaven.

O Mary, most sweet Mother, to thy intercession we have recourse, knowing that thy Divine Son will hear thy prayers.

And do thou, O glorious Patriarch, St. Joseph, assist us by thy powerful mediation, and offer, by the hands of Mary, our prayers to Jesus. Amen.


  1. According to The Traditional Calendar, This Feast is celebrated Tomorrow. As is The Traditional Calendar, This Feast took place after Epiphany, which is Truly Logical:

    So much confusion came about with the Radical Novus Ordo System. Baptism of The Lord looks to be more of a Lenten Event, not a Christmas One.

  2. In fact, Baptism Of The Lord is a Novus Ordo Event. Feast Days changed around. The Christmas Liturgical Season was actually a lot longer than it is, currently. Christmas actually went into before the start of Lent:

    Ordinary Time was coined in the Novus Ordo Era.