December 25, 2017

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica and the top of the Vatican Christmas tree are seen following a lighting ceremony at the Vatican Dec. 18. (CNS photo / Paul Haring)

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means 'God is with us.'"

- Matthew 1:23, as quoted in Julia Walsh's The story in the world's heart, published on Global Sisters Report.