Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom God’s favor rests. (Luke 2:14)
Missa in Nocte: Introit, Norbertine Fathers of Saint Michael’s Abbey
On this Date…
Saint Norbert asked his companions to live by the Rule of Saint Augustine. According to the biography of Saint Norbert, “By the profession of this Rule, on Christmas Day, one by one they voluntarily enrolled themselves into that city of blessed eternity.”
At Mass today, we heard these words: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom God’s favor rests.” May God’s peace, which rested on Saint Norbert and those first Norbertines, also rest on us this Christmas Day.
– Father McLaughlin