So often we see the elderly sitting in day centres, starved of affection and reduced to arguing about who is doing the right thing about the Franciscans of the Immaculate.
Happily, such isolation does not need to happen. Many donkey sanctuaries now provide visiting donkey therapy to bring people back to their senses.
Father, you have looked on the Virgin Mary and made her the Mother of Mercy. May those who are in danger experience the depth of her love.
This Christmas, pray for the Franciscan brothers and sisters of the Immaculate. Beseech Our Lady and plead that the devil does not undo the good work of many years and the vocations of these brothers and sisters that are an inspiration to the Church.
A Happy Christmas to the holy friars and sisters of the Franciscans of the Immaculate.