From all the CTS staff, a very happy and holy Christmas: may your life, as this night, be lit by the Love of God, made flesh among us.
In this special Year of Mercy, let’s not forget that out of the darkness of winter comes the Light of the World.
And we remember this, once again, with the words of the Holy Father, last Christmas:
“This is how the liturgy of this Holy Christmas night presents to us the birth of the Saviour: as the light which pierces and dispels the deepest darkness. The presence of the Lord in the midst of his people cancels the sorrow of defeat and the misery of slavery, and ushers in joy and happiness.
“We too, in this blessed night, have come to the house of God. We have passed through the darkness which envelops the earth, guided by the flame of faith which illuminates our steps, and enlivened by the hope of finding the “great light”.
“By opening our hearts, we also can contemplate the miracle of that child-sun who, arising from on high, illuminates the horizon.”
(Pope Francis, Homily on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, 24th December 2014)
“An angel of the Lord appeared to [the shepherd] and the glory of the Lord shone around them”
Our offices and bookshop will close for Christmas at 1pm on Christmas Eve, and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2015.
Wishing you all the blessings for the New Year!
Have a Merry Christmas!