Rorate Caeli

Christus natus est nobis

A very joyful Christmas and a blessed Christmastide to all!

Breviarium Romanum - In Nativitate Domini, ad matutinum
Antiphona ad invitatorium
Gaspar Fernandes (Évora, Portugal, 1566 - Puebla, New Spain, 1629)


Grazie, Santità! Auguri anche a Lei!


  1. Anonymous5:46 AM

    a friend said,

    Merry Christmas....

    Guess what B16 asked for, for Christmass when he was 7 years old?

  2. Ora et Labora10:12 AM

    Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

  3. Barbara2:05 PM

    The warmest Christmas greetings to NC, all the contributor and all the people who partcipate on this very special Catholic forum.

    Merry Christmas everyone! God bless us all!


  4. RED

    Red cassocks
    For the Altar boys
    At Mass on
    Christmas Eve

    Red cassocks
    For the Altar boys
    For those who
    Don’t believe

    Yet creep into
    The church’s womb
    At Midnight Mass
    Each year

    They crave the sight
    A drop of bright
    Bold red
    To stop their fear

    And down the nave
    The torches click
    And clack opaque
    Red glass

    And that is so
    Their senses know
    To hear smell see
    The Mass.

    And then the

    Scabbed souls with hurts
    Bleed white
    By Crimson red.


  5. Christmas wishes to all!

    I sing of a maiden
    That is matchless,
    King of all kings
    For her son she chose.

    He came so still
    Where his mother was
    As dew in April
    That falls on the grass.

    He came so still
    To his mother's bower
    As dew in April
    That falls on the flower.

    He came so still
    Where his mother lay
    As dew in April
    That falls on the spray.

    Mother and maiden
    Was never none but she
    Well may such a lady
    God's mother be.

    Anon. (early 15th century)

  6. Merry Christmas to all! May God Bless everyone!

  7. Picard10:11 PM

    "Zu Bethlehem geboren ist uns ein Kindelein
    Das hab ich auserkoren, sei eigen will ich sein"
    - Merry and blessed Christmass to all!


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