Admirabile Signum’: Pope Francis’ apostolic letter on the meaning and importance of the Nativity scene Pope Francis told a crowd gathered in Greccio that the scene of Baby Jesus in the manger, surrounded by his Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and others, should serve as a reminder to the constant presence of Christ in our lives, which began with the Incarnation. “God loves us to the point of sharing our humanity and our lives,” Pope Francis said. “He never leaves us alone.” Pope Francis calls us to be like the shepherds who visited the Holy Family on that first Christmas. “Go to the cave, to see and recognize the sign that God has given us. May his smile that lights up the night dispel indifference and open hearts to the joy of those who feel loved by our Heavenly Father.”
O Angel of God my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me near, ever this night/day be at my side, to light, to rule, to guard, to guide Amen....
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