Words of the Saints to Ponder While Journeying Toward Bethlehem
St. Peter Chrysologus (golden-worded) (380 – July, 31, 450)
Doctor of the Church, Bishop, Doctor of Homilies
Feast Day: July 30th
Patron Saint of: Sick with Fevers and Against Mad Dogs
“Christ’s birth was not a necessity, but an expression of omnipotence, a sacrament of piety for the redemption of men. He who made man without generation from pure clay made man again and was born from a pure body. The hand that assumed clay to make our flesh deigned to assume a body for your salvation. That the Creator is in his creature and God is in the flesh brings dignity to man without dishonor to him who made him.”
Dear Lord Jesus, you came to cover the world in your righteousness. At the beginning of time, you breathed life into us. Now, you come as God-Man to save us from all our sins. Your love for me is amazing. Beloved Christmas Miracle, save me, I wait and long for your coming.
Savior of the Nations Come
Not of flesh and blood the Son,
offspring of the Holy One;
born of Mary ever blest,
God in flesh is manifest.