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Christmas and the Reason for Our Joy

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased’” (Lk 2:12-14).  According to the evangelist, the angel “said” this.  But Christianity has always understood that the speech of angels is actually a song, in which all the glory of the great joy they proclaim becomes tangibly present.  And so, from that moment, the angels’ song of praise has never gone silent.  It continues down the centuries in constantly new forms, and it resounds ever anew at the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

Quote for December 21st

“The Rosary mystically transports us to Mary’s side as she is busy watching over the human growth of Christ in the home of Nazareth. This enables her to train us and to mold us with the same care, until Christ is ”fully formed” in us… Why should we not once more have recourse to the Rosary, with the same faith as those who have gone before us?”