Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

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Epiphany, by Francisco Herrera, 1653

“The star beckoned the three wise men out of their distant country and led them to recognize and adore the King of heaven and earth. The obedience of the star calls us to imitate its humble service to be servants, as best we can, of the grace that invites all men to find Christ.”

St. Leo the Great

God, in the Christmas Mystery, Reveals Himself…

If God, in the Christmas mystery, reveals himself not as One who remains on high and dominates the universe but as the One who bends down, descends to the little and poor earth, it means that, to be like him, we should not put ourselves above others but indeed lower ourselves, place ourselves at the service of others.

Pope Francis