THE COLLECTION: CHRISTMAS
A Collection celebrating the Joy of the birth of Jesus, the details are an expression of the Christmas message and seek to help in its contemplation.
The nativity in the center of the rosary leads meditation on the centrality of Christ in the human story, and the Cross in the shape of the “Star of Bethlehem” is inspired by the Gospel passage “I am the Light of the World” (John 8:12-59).
“Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger." -- Luke 2:10-11
“Everyday, Jesus humbles himself just as He did when He came from His heavenly throne into the Virgin’s womb; everyday He comes to us and lets us see Him in abjection, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar. And just as He revealed Himself to the apostles in truly human flesh, so too He reveals Himself to us now in the consecrated bread. They, when they looked upon Him with their fleshly eyes, saw only His flesh, but because they contemplated Him with their spiritual eyes, they believed that He was God. May we, too, when we see with our fleshly eyes the bread and wine, be able to see and believe most firmly that they are the most sacred Body and Blood of the living, true Lord." -- St. Francis of Assisi