‘O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people, before whom the kings keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication: come, to deliver us, and tarry not’.

Here, in the image, we see the ‘family tree’ of the Son of David. In this way the human nature of Our Lord is affirmed, for our edification. As we approach the great Solemnity of the Nativity, we are prepared by reflecting on these great prefigurations of Christ to enter into the mystery of ‘the Word made flesh’.

May God bless you and keep you in His love at this time, both you and all those whom you love.