December 24, 2020, Christmas Eve, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries) | Comment: Holy Night

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Friends of the Rosary,

Today is Christmas Eve—the night, evening, and day before the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Savior. Jesus was born at Bethlehem at night (Luke 2:6-8). That’s why we chant today “Silent Night, Holy Night”. In Spanish, the vigil is known as Nochebuena.

This holy night we sing Christmas carols, illuminate trees, and exchange gifts, with the participation of Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas. We can also deliver gifts to the poor, keeping them in our prayers and inviting them to our family dinner if possible.

Let’s erect a Nativity scene with figurines, and, as preparation for Christmas Day, let’s try to attend Mass in the evening or at midnight.

This Vigil is full of excitement and joy. Amidst this rich symbolism, we don’t want to miss our daily Rosary. We pray the Joyful Mysteries, with emphasis on the third mystery of the Birth of Jesus. We want to prepare well for the Christ-Child!

Ave Maria!
Merry Christmas!

[Written by Mikel A | The Rosary Network, New York]



For experiencing the joy of Christmas by keeping a spiritual focus on the season, avoiding consumerism and distractions. 

For celebrating Christmas with the innocence and humility of children, always keeping in mind the wonderful birth of the Christ Child.