Category: Gospels

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas are an ideal time to reflect on the life of the Holy Family, as revealed in the New Testament. Here you can take a moment each day to reflect on an aspect of the early life of Christ, through a series of images related to his childhood and meditations from recent popes.

12. The Magi arrive in Jerusalem

12. The Magi arrive in Jerusalem

“After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea during the reign of King Herod, wise men traveled from the east and arrived in Jerusalem, inquiring, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw the rising of his star, and we have come to pay him homage.” (Matthew 2:1-2)

4. The Feast of the Holy Innocents

4. The Feast of the Holy Innocents

“When Herod realized that the wise men had deceived him, he flew into a rage and issued an order to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and the surrounding area who were two years old or less, in accordance with the information that he had obtained from the wise men.” (Matthew 2:16)