Saint for the Day - December 25 - The Nativity of
The world had subsisted
about four thousand years when Jesus Christ, the
eternal Son of God, having taken human flesh in the
womb of the Virgin Mary, and being made man, was
born of her, for the redemption of mankind, at
Bethlehem of Judea. Joseph and Mary had come up to
Bethlehem to be enrolled, and, unable to find
shelter elsewhere, they took refuge in a stable, and
in this lowly place Jesus Christ was born. The
Blessed Virgin wrapped the divine Infant in
swaddling-clothes, and laid Him in the manger. While
the sensual and the proud were asleep, an angel
appeared to some poor shepherds. They were seized
with great fear, but the heavenly messenger said to
them: "Fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings
of exceeding great joy, that shall be to all the
people. For this day is born to you a Saviour, Who
is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.
And this shall be a sign to you: you shall find the
Child wrapped in swaddling-clothes, and laid in a
manger." After the departure of the angel the
wondering shepherds said to one another: "Let us go
over to Bethlehem, and let us see the word that is
come to pass, which the Lord hath shown to us." They
immediately hastened thither, and found Mary and
Joseph, and the Infant lying in the manger. Bowing
down they adored Him, and then returned to their
flocks, glorifying and praising God.
Saint for the Day - The Nativity of Christ
Read about the Saint for today - December 25 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Our Saviour sanctified our flesh
by taking it on Himself, and
with His last breath He
commended us to the care of His
Virgin Mother. Day by day He
still feeds us at the altar with
the food of incorruption—His
body and His blood.
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