Merry Christmas to all!

December 25, 2009

‘And so, my son, if you would witness to the truth, do not forsake the inn at Bethlehem.  There the infant Word lies wailing in the crib, yet that cry is far more eloquent than Cicero’s oratory or even than the angels’ silver tongues, for it gave fluency to children.  There he who feasts the angels is sustained with a little milk, yet our simplicity nourished at this humble source will grow into adulthood.  There inaccessible light is wrapped in common swaddling clothes, which yet serve to wipe away the grime of sin.’ — Adam of Perseigne

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UPDATE: Benedict XVI delivered a very good post-tackle homily at St. Peter’s on Christmas Eve.  Read it here. NLM also has a set of good pictures of the evening.

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2 Responses to “Merry Christmas to all!”

  1. KathyB Says:

    Merry Christmas!

    I am hoping that your posting on your blog today means that you are well, and did not receive as a Christmas gift any vicious plagues from certain unnamed toddlers. We are all victims over here, and are spending Christmas in quarantine.

  2. cburrell Says:

    We’re fine! We hope that you and yours are feeling better today.


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