Quote of the day, 24 December: St. John of the Cross

The Virgin, weighed
with the Word of God,
comes down the road:
if only you’ll shelter her.

Saint John of the Cross

Christmas Refrain

Nativity Census Bruegel Belgium copy bruegel-3637dig-l
The Census at Bethlehem
Pieter Bruegel I (Dutch, 1527/28? – 1569)
Oil on oak panel, 1566
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

John of the Cross, St. 1991, The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross, Revised Edition, translated from the Spanish by Kavanaugh, K and Rodriguez, O with revisions and introductions by Kavanaugh, K, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

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  1. Father ended the Sunday homily by quoting a proverb. I can’t remember which nationality. “God often visits us, but most of the time we’re not at home.” I think it was Spanish or French or both.

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