Thursday, December 25, 2014
Make merry therefore on this beautiful day,
on which the sun of the Eucharist is rising. Let your gratitude
never separate the Crib from the Altar, the Word made Flesh
from the God-Man made Bread of Life in the Most Blessed Sacrament."
St Peter Julian Eymard
Pope Francis ~preparing the altar for Christmas Mass 2014 ~ St Peter's Basilica~Roma
"If we approach with faith,
we too will see Jesus . . .
for the Eucharistic table takes the place of the crib.
Here the Body of the Lord is present,
wrapped not in swaddling clothes
but in the rays of the Holy Spirit."
St. John Chrysostom
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
Adoration of the Shepherd ~ Angelo Bronzino
"Raise Your tiny hand, divine Child,
and bless these young friends of Yours,
bless the children of all the earth."
Pope St John Paul II