Christmas 2023: How Beautiful is the Child!

Merry Christmas!

“And in Bethlehem is born our God: Jesus Christ! —There is no room at the inn: He is born in a stable. —And His Mother wraps Him in swaddling clothes and lays Him in a manger. Cold. —Poverty… —I am Joseph’s little servant. —How good Joseph is! —He treats me like a father. —He even forgives me if I take the Child in my arms and spend hour after hour saying sweet and loving things to Him!… And I kiss Him —you kiss Him too! —and I rock Him in my arms, and I sing to Him, and I call Him King, Love, my God, my Only-one, my All!… How beautiful is the Child…!” (St. Josemaria Escriva; Holy Rosary, no. 3).

The St. Josemaria Institute joins you in celebrating Christmas near the crib of the Child Jesus! To accompany your prayer, we’ve gathered a selection of resources for you to enjoy listening or reading this season. Let’s assure that there is always room for the story and truth of God’s Incarnation to enter deep into our souls and fill us with his light and grace.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL

The Twelve Days of Christmas with St. Josemaria Escriva

Available as a free PDF download, The Twelve Days of Christmas with St. Josemaria Escriva is a daily devotional that makes it easy to spend time in prayer close to the Baby Jesus during the Christmas Season from Christmas Day (December 25) to January 5 (Eve of Epiphany).


LISTEN

PODCAST | “They Had Each Other”: A Meditation on Christmas

PODCAST | The Model Family of Jesus of Nazareth

PODCAST | The Gifts of the Magi


READ

Christ Triumphs through Humility: A Homily for Christmas | St. Josemaria Escriva

Marriage: A Christian Vocation – A Homily for Christmas | St. Josemaria Escriva

The Epiphany of Our Lord: A Homily | St. Josemaria Escriva

Light Shines in Darkness: The Christmas Mystery | Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem.

Faith Like That of the Magi | Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem.

The Deepest Truth About Ourselves: What the Lord’s Baptism Means for Us | Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem.

The Incarnation | Opus Dei

Why Did the Son of Man Become Man? | Opus Dei


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