Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sharing the JOY

“Dearly beloved, today our Savior is born; let us rejoice.  Sadness should have no place on the birthday of life.  The fear of death has been swallowed up; life brings us joy with the promise of eternal happiness.  No one is shut out from this joy; all share the same reason for rejoicing.”

From a sermon of St Leo the Great, Pope

"The Holy Eucharist is the continuation
of Christ’s incarnation on earth.
The mystery of the Eucharist gives us the joy
of having Christmas every day."

Bl Mother Teresa of Calcutta

  Each of us must sink to child-level before the Crib. Each of us, at the
same time, must rise to the Incarnation-level - Msgr Ronald Knox
Relic of the crib of Jesus ~ Basilica of St Mary Major, Rome ~ Photo Credit: Juliette Carter
"Raise Your tiny hand, divine Child,
and bless these young friends of Yours,
bless the children of all the earth."
Pope Bl John Paul II

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