An artistic photograph of children as the First Christmas! Saint Joseph holds his lantern in the dingy stable, as a sweet young Mary welcomes us to her Child.
Inside Greeting: May the peace of the Holy Family brighten your hearts and homes this Christmas.
Inside (left): Excerpt from The Shepherd's Hymn by Richard Crashaw
We saw Thee in Thy balmy nest,
Young dawn of our eternal Day;
We saw Thine eyes break from their East,
And chase the trembling shades away:
We saw Thee: and we blessed the sight,
We saw Thee by Thine own sweet light.
Poor world, said I, what wilt thou do
To entertain this starry Stranger?
Is this the best thou canst bestow–
A cold and not to cleanly manger?
Contend, the powers of Heaven and Earth,
To fit a bed for this huge birth…
Welcome, all wonders in one sight!
Eternity shut in a span!
Summer in Winter, Day in Night!
Heaven in Earth, and God in Man!
Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth!
Pack of 12 cards with envelopes. Printed by Mancipia Press here at the monastery!