Last year approximately 535 million children were affected by humanitarian disasters; this represents one child out of four globally. As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, let us pray for all children throughout the world, both born and unborn, for orphans, for the abandoned, for the suffering, and for those who care for them. May they know they are loved and may they grow up in a world that is free from hunger, violence, persecution and exploitation.
The life of Jesus within us is the fount of our greatness, the source of our
merits, and the foundation of all our hope. (Exercises)