Crib – Mount Argus

The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ in the stable at Bethlehem is a mystery; it is a miracle so great, abounding so much in humility and love that it will be wondered at by the angels and saints in heaven for all eternity. What can I, a mere man, give the Divine Redeemer in return for such great and innumerable blessings—so great that they cannot be explained—which, for so many years, I have received from his mercy? When I consider this, I feel urged to thank God with greater fervour, to please him more, and to do and suffer everything willingly for his love and for his greater glory…. I wish you all a happy Christmas and a holy New Year, one filled with happiness and peace.


St Charles of Mount Argus

Letter to his Family

29 December 1875