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Fourth Week of Advent

The Holy Family

“Lord God, from you every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. Father, You are love and life. Through your son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and through the Holy Spirit, the fountain of divine charity, grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of life and love…Amen.”

Prayer of St. John Paul II for Families


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Video Reflection

In week four of Behold, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, speaks about the healing of family and the Holy Family. Have you ever wondered why Jesus was born in a stable? Sr. Miriam reflects on how the stable is a metaphor for your heart and how Jesus wants to be in your heart and in your family even in the midst of woundedness and selfishness.

Podcast Episode

Jason and Rachel Bulman headshotThe Holy Family with The Bulmans

December 18, 2022 | 38 min.

Rachel and Jason Bulman, contributors to Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, discuss cultivating holiness, prayerfulness, and humility in a family. The couple also talks about how your healing journey can be essential to growing in holiness as a family.

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