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What do we celebrate at Christmas?

Francisco Varo

Tags: Doctrine, Jesus Christ, Holy Family
Every time Christmas comes around, I love to look at representations of the child Jesus. Statues and pictures which show a God who lowered himself remind me that God is calling us. The Almighty wants us to know that he is defenceless, that he needs men’s help. From the cradle at Bethlehem, Christ tells you and me that he needs us. He urges us to live a Christian life to the full — a life of self-sacrifice, work and joy. (Christ is Passing By, 18)

What do we really know about Jesus? What do we celebrate at Christmas? What does Mary’s virginity imply? Did St. Joseph marry a second time? The answers, originally prepared by a team of theologians and historians of the University of Navarre (Spain), have been translated into English by the Dunreath Study Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, and can also be found on their website.

What do we really know about Jesus?

What do we celebrate at Christmas?

What does Mary’s virginity imply?

Did St. Joseph marry a second time?