Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!


[T]he virgin knelt down with great veneration in an attitude of prayer, and her back was turned to the manger, but her face was lifted to heaven, towards the east. Thus with her hands extended and her eyes fixed on the sky she was standing as in ecstasy, lost in contemplation, in a rapture of divine sweetness. And while she was standing thus in prayer, I saw the child in her womb move and suddenly in a moment she gave birth to her son, from whom radiated such an ineffable light and splendour, that the sun was not comparable to it, nor did the candle, that St. Joseph had put there, give any light at all, the divine light totally annihilating the material light of the candle, and so sudden and instantaneous was this way of bringing forth, that I could neither discover nor discern how, or by means of which member, she gave birth. Verily though, all of a sudden, I saw the glorious infant lying on the ground naked and shining. His body was pure from any kind of soil and impurity. Then I heard also the singing of the angels, which was of miraculous sweetness and great beauty. . . . When therefore the virgin felt, that she had already borne her child, she immediately worshipped him, her head bent down and her hands clasped, with great honour and reverence and said unto him, Be welcome my God, my Lord and my Son. . . 

6 comments:

Matthew Palardy said...

Merry Christmas to you as well, Matterhorn! Thanks for all the wonderful things you've posted here and on The Sword and The Sea throughout the year.

Matterhorn said...

You are most welcome, Sir! I am glad you have enjoyed the blogs.

MartininBroda said...

Merry Christmas, it's not that seldom I'm reading your blog btw.

Matterhorn said...

Thank you, Martin!

Christina said...

Matterhorn, your blog is always a joy to read - thank you for all your beautiful posts and pictures. Have a beautiful Christmas!

Matterhorn said...

Thank you, Christina, all the same to you!