Verbum caro factum est - A Holy and Peaceful Christmas!
25th December 2018
"I want to come to Bethlehem, Lord, because there you await me. I want to realize that you, lying in a manger, are the bread of my life. I need the tender fragrance of your love so that I, in turn, can be bread broken for the world. Take me upon your shoulders, Good Shepherd; loved by you, I will be able to love my brothers and sisters and to take them by the hand. Then it will be Christmas, when I can say to you: “Lord you know everything; you know that I love you” (cf. Jn 21:17)."
Extract from the Christmas Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis
May the Lord Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word, be with you this Christmas and throughout the Year of Our Lord 2019.
Image: Gerard van Honthorst, Adoration of the Shepherds (1622)