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.
Come with me in spirit to the holy altar in the solemn celebration of the Divine Mysteries, asking the Sovereign Divine Infant, Christ Jesus, to celebrate in your hearts mystically this Divine Birth, so they may be reborn in the Divine Word‑Made‑Man to a new life, all godlike and holy, and especially you. Believe me, my blessed daughter, that you could not have more secure signs of the divine love for you than the suffering that God is permitting and guiding. In this way he prepares your soul always more so that you may guard well the holy nest of the doves of Jesus Christ, which I hope in his time the Divine Majesty will turn into a perfect sanctuary.