How blessed you are, O Holy Infant, God made man.
For you blessed the human family
by your divine presence
transforming it into the domestic church,
the place of the Hidden Years.
Take our hearts, O gentle Jesus, and live in them:
as you lived with Mary and Joseph,
fill us with love for our Eternal Father
and our neighbour.
Today, let us pray that through the Holy Family of Nazareth
all human families may be blessed and safeguarded,
all Christian families may become beacons of light and grace.