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Illustration by Frank Kacmarcik, OblSB, Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. Used with permission.

God of salvation, you reveal yourself in the humble birth of Christ. In faith we pray: Teach us your ways, O God.  

Help us to fix our hearts on Jesus and celebrate fully the days of Christmas. 

Teach us your ways, O God. 

Inspire Pope Francis, bishops, and pastors to collaborate with listening hearts and openness to the Spirit. 

Teach us your ways, O God. 

Guide the activity and prayer of youth ministers, faith formation groups, and pilgrimages. 

Teach us your ways, O God. 

Our Father . . .  

May the Word of God be a lamp for our feet and a light for our way, through Jesus, the dawn of justice and hope of the world. Amen. 

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Sr. Susan Barber, OSB

Sister Susan Barber, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine Community of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, KS. She received a master’s degree in Music from UMKC and a master’s degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Susan is currently the community’s liturgist. She is one of the community’s main organists and pianists. Susan graduated from Souljourners in 2018 and offers retreats at Sophia.

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