General News from the Province

From the community of Westland: Christmas blessing of peace & joy be with you all.

The crib prepared for the liturgy in the chapel of Westland for Christmas 2012




December twenty-five

After many centuries since the creation of the world, when in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and made man in his own image; and since many centuries after the flood, the Almighty had made the rainbow shine forth as a sign of alliance and peace;

Twenty centuries after the departure from Ur of the Chaldeans of Abraham, our father in faith;

Thirteen centuries after the departure of Israel from Egypt under the leadership of Moses; about a thousand years after the anointing of David as king of Israel;

In the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel; at the time of 194th  Olympiad;

In the year 752 from the foundation of Rome;

In the forty-second year of the empire of Caesar Augustus;

When the world was peace, Jesus Christ, eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, desiring to sanctify the world by his coming, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, after nine months, was born in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary,

Birthplace of our Lord Jesus Christ according to human nature and became man             

                                                                           (Text taken from: Kalenda song. Booklet of the vigil papal Christmas Mass)


From the community of Westland
Christmas blessing of peace & joy be with you all