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Christmas 2015

December 25, 2015

A FEAST OF MERCY

As many of you know, Pope Francis has declared this year an extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. This past week he said that Christmas is truly the feast of God’s infinite mercy, qouting Saint Augustine of Hippo who tells us: “Could there have been any greater mercy shown to us than that which led the Creator of the heavens to come down among us, and the Creator of the earth to take on our mortal body?

That same mercy led the Lord to assume the nature of a servant, so that, being himself bread, he would suffer hunger; being himself power, he would know weakness; being himself salvation, he would experience our woundedness, and being himself life, he would die.  All this he did to ease our hunger, alleviate our longing, strengthen our weaknesses, wipe out our sins and enkindle our charity”.

For the full text of the Pope’s Homily, click here

CLICK HERE for the readings for Christmas (Isaiah 9:1-6; Psalm 96; Timothy 2:11-14; Luke 2_1-14)

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