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Subject:Christmas anticipation
Time:07:25 pm
This year, today, the feast of St. Andrew and the first Sunday of Advent coincide.

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment
in which the Son of God was born
of the most pure Virgin Mary,
at midnight,
in Bethlehem,
in the piercing cold.
In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God,
to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
[State your intention(s) here...]
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ
and of His blessed Mother. Amen.


This prayer is to be recited fifteen times a day, starting on St. Andrew's day, ending on Christmas eve. This will be my third year praying it. As the author of a blog I've recently discovered points out, "They are very beautiful words, you really want to say them over and over again."

Her post: http://starrymantle.blogspot.com/2008/11/christmas-anticipation-prayer.html
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sister_rosemary
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Time:2008-12-01 03:19 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting this! As you know, Saint Andrew has a special place in my heart, and I keep meaning to pray this but never remember. You're a Providential messenger, Alluminor! :)
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alluminor
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Time:2008-12-04 10:32 pm (UTC)
He's become important to me too, over the last few years. I'm happy to know that you are praying with me.
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__voidofpassion
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Time:2008-12-01 12:48 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of this. I have an advent meditation book but it's gone missing in the move; this might serve as a good substitute for me this year!

I'm also saying the Immaculate Conception Novena for the first time this year.
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alluminor
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Time:2008-12-04 10:33 pm (UTC)
It really is a wonderful prayer.
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