The Nativity

3rd Joy

Let Christ's coming be constantly renewed in our hearts by fervent prayer and faithful reception of His sacraments.

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  1. Now while Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem the time came for her to have her child. (Luke 2:6)
  2. And she gave birth to a son, her firstborn, and she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes. (Luke 2:7)
  3. And she laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them at the inn. (Luke 2:7)
  4. In the countryside close by there were shepherds and the angel of the Lord appeared to them. (Luke 2:8, 9)
  5. Do not be afraid. Listen, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. (Luke 2:10)
  6. Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11)
  7. Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace to men who enjoy His favor. (Luke 2:14)
  8. And some wise men came from the east, and going in they saw the child with His mother Mary. (Matt. 2:1, 11)
  9. And falling to their knees they did Him homage. Then they offered Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. (Luke 2:19)
  10. And Mary kept in mind all these things and pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:19)
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