“Freed from the heavy burden of my own will, I may breathe freely
under the light load of love…” St. Bernard of Clairvaux
"Let us enter into the mystery of Christmas . . .
through the 'door' of the Eucharist;
in the grotto of Bethlehem let us adore the Lord Himself who,
in the Sacrament of the Eucharist,
desired to make Himself our spiritual food to transform the world
from within, starting with the human heart."
Pope Benedict XVI
14 December 2006