Tuesday, December 24, 2019
I have been praying over the Pope's Apostolic Letter, Admirabile signum on the meaning and importance of the nativity scene. In#7 he tells us that "in the cave we find the figures of Mary and Joseph. Mary is a mother who contemplates her child and shows him to every visitor.The figure of Mary makes us reflect on the great mystery that surrounded this young woman when God knocked on the door of her immaculate heart. Mary responded in complete obedience to the message of the angel who asked her to become the Mother of God."
Then the Pope tells us that "at Mary's side, shown protecting the Child and His Mother, stands St. Joseph....He is the guardian who tirelessly protects his family....