"On Christmas Eve I went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral… It had dawned on me before, but it really sank in: the Christmas story… Love needs to find form, intimacy needs to be whispered. To me, it makes sense. It’s actually logical… Love has to become an action or something concrete. It would have to happen… There must be an incarnation. Love must be made flesh."
— Bono (via askthecatholic)
"We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice…"
— Pope Paul VI (via askthecatholic)
“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God."
"Their pure and noble love is a sacred thing. As a priest, I bless it with all my heart. Christian tradition has often seen in Christ’s presence at the wedding feast at Cana a proof of the value God places on marriage. “Our Saviour went to the wedding feast,” writes St Cyril of Alexandria, “to make holy the origins of human life."
— St. Josemaria Escriva, Christ is Passing By, 24 (via pursuingchastity)