Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Nel cammino della vita...along the path of life

On this last day of the year 2008 we pray, through the intercession of Saint Silvester, that along the path of life we might enjoy his guidance as heavenly intercessor with the Lord and that we might happily reach the city of the saints, "la citta dei santi".

Enjoy this view of the monumentale presepe, or Christmas display, at Cava de' Tirreni, near Naples, Italy. I once visited this place with my brother and sister-in-law and walked through the various buildings necessary for the display of this life-size creche, or Neapolitan presepe. Such representations of the birth of Christ help us to better place our own stories of life within His story, that we might one day, like all the saints before us, find in Him our true selves and in us His life of grace fulfilled forever in the glorious joy of Heaven, the "city of the saints".

Happy New Year to all friends of MCITL everywhere. Buon Anno! Feliz Ano Nuevo!

(Photo: Monumental presepe at Cava de' Tirreni, Italia. For more photos of the 2008 presepe visit the site here.)

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