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St. John Neumann, Stained Glass. Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church (Powell, Ohio). By Nheyob, 2012

Opening Prayer: Jesus, Our Treasure by Ven. Bruno Lanteri

Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

Scripture: Titus 3:1-2
Remind them… to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all men.

Action for the Day: St. John Neumann came to America by way of Bohemia. As a missionary he covered a vast territory as a pastor through Pennsylvania and New York. Once he became the Bishop of Philadelphia he established the Catholic school system there. He was known as a gentle shepherd whose only care was for the glory of God and the souls of his flock. Today, keep the Spirit of Christmas by using gentle language with yourself and with others and be ready to speak the beautiful name of Jesus.