|Nativity at St. Martin de Porres Marianist School|
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; . . . While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. . . .
say to daughter Zion, your savior comes! . . .
When the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared,not because of any righteous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, . . .
So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. . .
The LORD has bared his holy arm in the sight of all the nations; all the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our God. . .
in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe, . . .
What came to be through him was life,and this life was the light of the human race;the light shines in the darkness,and the darkness has not overcome it.
(Texts from the three Masses of Christmas).