JOYFUL CHRISTMAS GREETINGS!

December 23, 2019

The Board and Staff of The Rome Experience wish you and yours a blessed Christmas full of love, gratitude and awe!

““Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us” (Lk 2:15). So the shepherds tell one another after the proclamation of the angels. A beautiful lesson emerges from these simple words. Unlike so many other people, busy about many things, the shepherds become the first to see the most essential thing of all: the gift of salvation. It is the humble and the poor who greet the event of the Incarnation. The shepherds respond to God who comes to meet us in the Infant Jesus by setting out to meet him with love, gratitude and awe. Thanks to Jesus, this encounter between God and his children gives birth to our religion and accounts for its unique beauty, so wonderfully evident in the nativity scene.”

POPE FRANCIS
On the Meaning and Importance of the Nativity Scene

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