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My friend and mentor, Sister Alexa Suelzer, included a quote by St John Henry Newman in her Christmas card to me. The message is the closing of the saint’s sermon, “The Mystery of Godliness.” It is a perfect wish, a prayer, actually a goal to strive for particularly in this season of hope.

Sister wished that the message be true for me and my loved ones. I am passing it on to you. Whatever faith you practice, may this be your season of peace, hope, and happiness.

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Excerpt from John Henry Newman’s sermon, “The Mystery of Godliness.”

“May each Christmas, as it comes, find us more and more like Him, who as at this time became a little child for our sake, more simple-minded, more humble, more holy, more affectionate, more resigned, more happy, more full of God.”

©2013, Mary K. Doyle

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