Collection: Holy Family
ARTIST: Brenda Nippert
The Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, is a model for every family. Though we don't know much about the hidden years of Jesus' childhood, we can imagine the love that must have abided in their house, with Jesus at the center. During the time period they lived in, and being a family of lesser means, they would have worked harder than most of us today could imagine. Whatever they had to do, we can assume they would have worked together in a spirit of cooperation and consideration for each other.
JESUS, Son of God and Son of Mary, bless our family. Graciously inspire in us the unity, peace, and mutual love that you found in your own family in the little town of Nazareth.
MARY, Mother of Jesus and Our Mother, nourish our family with your faith and your love. Keep us close to your Son, Jesus, in all our sorrows and joys.
JOSEPH, Foster-father to Jesus, guardian and spouse of Mary, keep our family safe from harm. Help us in all times of discouragement or anxiety.
HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, make our family one with you. Help us to be instruments of peace. Grant that love, strengthened by grace, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass. May we always have God at the center of our hearts and homes until we are all one family, happy and at peace in our true home with you. Amen.