San Antonio Sisters Celebrate Christmas with Novena and Mass in Chapel of the Incarnate Word December 16-24, 2021.
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the University of the Incarnate Word invited the entire Incarnate Word family to a Festival of Lessons and Carols aired on Christmas Eve, December 24, via Zoom.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our Dedicated Staff of 2020!
Our wish for Christmas!
A novena (from Latin: novem, “nine”) is an ancient tradition of devotional praying in Christianity, consisting of private or public prayers repeated for nine successive days or weeks. The nine days between the Feast of the Ascension and Pentecost, when the disciples gathered in the upper room and devote themselves to prayer, is often considered to be the “birth” of the practice of praying for nice successive days before a feast, or for a cause.
Something magical has enveloped us during our Jubilee Year with many different opportunities and forms of encounter we have experienced. A vital need for communication, love and encounters dwells within us. What is happening to us? We can find the answer by re-tracing the path of the 150th anniversary of the Congregation and by celebrating the Congregational Christmas: The Word of God is not only good news and a message, He became flesh! He lives in us and among us.
We share the photo gallery of the Christmas Eve and Christmas celebration in Mexico City.
There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions. (Laudato Si’, 211)
We are in the most beautiful season of the year and finally, Christmas Eve is here. This is the moment to celebrate the greatest gift we, as humanity, have received: Jesus Christ made man. We receive the Son of God with joy, and we are preparing our hearts for Him.