BRINGING FORTH CHRIST: THE SECOND FEAST OF THE CHILD JESUS
The Nativity, by Gerard van Honthorst (1590-1656)
The second chapter of Bringing Forth Christ: Five Feasts of the Child JesusThe Second Feast: How The Son of God is Born Spiritually in a Devout Soul. by St. Bonaventure is entitled:
The chapter starts with this quote:
"Secondly, let us consider and mark well how the blessed Son of God, already conceived spiritually, is born spiritually in the soul. He is born when, after good advice, due thought and prayer for God's protection, we put into practice our resolution to lead a more perfect life. That is to say, he is born when the soul begins to do that which it long had in mind, but was afraid to undertake through fear of its own weakness. The angels rejoice at this most blessed birth, they glorify God and announce peace (cf. Luke 2:13)."
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