We read in the Gospel that the Magi were filled with great joy, videntes stellam - when they saw the star. They rejoiced, my son, they were immensely glad, because they had done what they were supposed to do, and they rejoiced because they knew for certain they would reach the King who never abandons those who seek him. (The Forge, 239)
Monsignor Ocáriz sends Christmas greetings to everyone from the Basilica of the Uganda Martyrs, reminding us that we can give witness to the Christian life in our families, as we contemplate the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem.
In his 19 December general audience, Pope Francis spoke about the true meaning of Christmas. "Christmas is the victory of humility over arrogance, of simplicity over abundance, of silence over hubbub, of prayer over 'my time,' of God over my 'I'."
Some words from Saint Josemaria on the true meaning of Christmas.