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Novena of Christmas - Day 9

O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.
— O Antiphon for Dec. 23
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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 piercing cold.
In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

Our Novena readings are excerpts from the Christmas letters of St. Paul of the Cross.

Practice continually the virtues that Jesus Christ has taught with his divine words. This is the best preparation that you could make for the great Solemnity of Christmas. So exercise yourself in true humility of heart, patience, obedience, meekness, silence, modesty, day and night, and, above all, continue in a profound interior recollection without ever neglecting holy prayer. In that way you will make a devout preparation and you will be very pleasing to Jesus Christ and Mary Most Holy.

Earlier Event: December 22
Novena of Christmas - Day 8
Later Event: December 24
Christmas Eve