“For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.

Mary and the Christ Child are depicted in this 17th-century painting by Giovanni Battista Salvi. The feast of the Nativity of Christ, a holy day of obligation, is celebrated Dec. 25. (CNS/Bridgeman Images)

And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”

Lk 2:10-11

Merry Christmas from the staff of the Catholic Herald!