Epiphany Morning House Blessing at the San Francisco Friary

The brothers at San Damiano Friary in San Francisco observed the Feast of the Epiphany with a morning Mass, house blessing and a traditional chalking of the doors.

O God of and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the Light of the nations

and the Glory of your people,

bless all who dwell in this house,

all who visit this house,

all who take refuge in this house,

and all who worship in this house.

May it be for them a place of peace and health,

that they may rejoice in the gifts and graces

you have bestowed upon them

and dedicate their talents

for the good of those for whom

your Christ came and gave his life,

and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

The Three Wise Men,

Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar

followed the star of God’s Son

who became human two thousand twenty years ago.

May Christ bless our home and remain with us

throughout the new year. Amen.


+ May our holy father Francis pray to the Lord that we may have the grace to observe the Gospel with greater devotion.  Amen.

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