O JESUS, behold our family prostrate before Thee. Once more do we consecrate ourselves to Thee - our trails and joys - that our home, like Thine, may ever be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor and faith. Do Thou protect and bless all of us, absent and present, living and dead.
O MARY, loving Mother of Jesus- and our Mother - pray to Jesus for our family, for all families of the world, to guard the cradle of the newborn, the schools of the young and their vocations.
O JOSEPH, Holy Guardian of Jesus and Mary, assist us by thy prayers in all the necessities of life. Ask Jesus that special grace which HE granted to thee, to watch over our home at the pillow of the sick and the dying, so that with Mary and with thee, Heaven may find our family unbroken in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. +Amen.
A Traditional Catholic Reflection for the Fourth Week of Advent
Luke Chapter 3
This is the third week of advent when we light the rose colored candle on the advent wreath. Gaudete is Latin for rejoice.