CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 25: The inscape of the universe

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 25, for Christmas Day 2019!

Merry Christmas!

Today Joseph Ratzinger explains about the ox and the ass and the mystery of the manger.   Fulton Sheen talks about the microcosm and macrocosm paradigm in the Crib and the Cross.   US HERE – UK HERE

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6 Responses to CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 25: The inscape of the universe

  1. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father, Merry Christmas!

    God Jul!

  2. Clinton R. says:

    Merry Christmas, Father! Thank you for all you do for us throughout the year. Thank you for these wonderful Advent podcasts. I have enjoyed each of them very much. God bless you and a Merry Christmas to all who read and / or comment here.

  3. Ms. M-S says:

    Thank you, Fr. Z! These podcasts have been the best Christmas gifts of all.

  4. Andreas says:

    Wishing Father Z and all readers of his BLOG a most Blessed and joyous Christmas!

  5. PaulusFranciscus says:

    Ours is a Novus Ordo parish because there are no TLM masses offered anywhere within a 4 hour drive in this area.

    Nevertheless, the parish is run by a group of Franciscans, who are fantastic.

    The homily at the Christmas Day mass today was a wonderful meditation on the fact that while the shepherds and the Wise Men followed a literal star, we follow a spiritual star to Christmas each year. At the inn, today, just as it was 2000 years ago, it’s bright, it’s warm, and there is food, wine, and merriment, but there was no room for God.

    In the barn, it’s cold. It smells. It’s far less comfortable, but it’s illuminated by the star, which leads us to God.

    We need to choose whether more important to live in comfort, or whether it’s more important to seek God, in the form of the Christ child, each day in our lives.

    It was a profound and touching message accompanied by an admonition to carry it through the entire year.

  6. Cincture says:

    Firstly, a Thank you to Fr JZ and all correspondents and readers of his special blog, as this year has quickly from Advent arrived at the Incarnation, to create yet anew the humble yet direct mission of 1) being there for the Catholic and soon to be Catholic; 2) providing news and catechesis forming a currency of encouragement; 3) showing that Catholicism in its heart is family, with quirks, intellect, humor and piety rolled into all of the above.

    Noel! Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you!

    Secondly, rolling forward on the post at hand. The ox and the ass are certainly an interesting subject. Analogical as one may find, and I invite our readers so inclined to explore* art and the Nativity; it is in, its fullness, the Logos become flesh, for us to receive grace and truth; and the same exhorts us to live to attain the same.

    May God bless you at this most joyous time!

    * For those, I hope to get you started; Is it an artistic time period(s), or is it timeless? Oh, it should be fun if you post back here! The following hints (Fra Angelico; deFredi; Botticelli; Martini; Fra Lippi; Schongauer; Fabriano; Barocci; Ghirlandaio; Monaco(Giovanni); Sint Jans; Memling)

    Cincture

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