Our “Adoration of the Shepherds” Christmas card features the 17th century painting “The Adoration of the Shepherds”, attributed to the Neapolitan School, from the collection at the National Gallery, London. This humble Christmas scene reminds us that: “As we contemplate the stable in Bethlehem or the home of the holy family in Nazareth, Mary, Joseph and the child Jesus occupy a special place in our hearts. (…)
As we read in holy Scripture, the birth of Jesus means the beginning of the fullness of time. It was the moment God chose to show the extent of his love for men, by giving us his own Son. And God’s will is fulfilled in the simplest, most ordinary of circumstances: a woman who gives birth, a family, a home. The power of God and his splendor come to us through a human reality to which they are joined. Since that moment Christians have known that, with God’s grace, they can and should sanctify everything that is good in their human lives. There is no human situation, no matter how trivial and ordinary it may seem, which cannot be a meeting-place with Christ and a step forward on our journey toward the kingdom of heaven” (St. Josemaria Escriva; Christ is Passing By, no. 22).
Each pack includes ten 5″x7″ cards and envelopes (click image to enlarge):