25 Dec Merry Christmas!
“Rejoice and be glad that so great and good a Lord, on coming into the Virgin’s womb, willed to appear despised, needy, and poor in this world, so that men who were in dire poverty and suffering great need of heavenly food might be made rich in him.”
-St. Clare of Assisi
Top: Giotto di Bondone, Nativity (1310s, Lower Church Assisi)
Bottom: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence (1600)