Shepherds come to the Shepherd King

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"Caesar Augustus issued a decree for a census of the whole world to be taken. This census – the first – took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria, and everyone went to his own town to be registered. So Joseph set out from the town of Nazareth in Galilee and travelled up to Judaea, to the town of David called Bethlehem, since he was of David’s House and line, in order to be registered together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to a son, her first born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them at the inn. In the countryside close by there were shepherds who lived in the fields and took it in turns to watch their flocks during the night. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified, but the angel said, ‘Do not be afraid. Listen, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.’ And suddenly with the angel there was a great throng of the heavenly host, praising God and singing: ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace to men who enjoy his favour.’" – Luke 2:1-1, which is the Gospel for the Christmas Mass in the middle of the night. This painting is from the chapel in the Shepherds Field in Bethlehem.

Link da imagem: https://ift.tt/39aEYrr
Fonte: Lawrence OP https://flic.kr/p/2i4SSf2

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“São Miguel Arcanjo, defendei-nos no combate, sede o nosso refúgio contra as maldades e ciladas do demônio. Ordene-lhe Deus, instantemente o pedimos, e vós, príncipe da milícia celeste, pela virtude divina, precipitai no inferno a satanás e aos outros espíritos malignos, que andam pelo mundo para perder as almas. Amém!”

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