Results from Tag: 'christmas'

Pope Francis says Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Dec. 24, 2021

Christmas: When Does it End?

Candlemas is still observed with public, Christmas-esque celebrations throughout the world, including in Peru, Puerto Rico, France, and Belgium.

Matthias Stom, “The Adoration of the Shepherds,” ca. 1650 (Turin)

What the Shepherds Saw When the Light Shone Upon Them

“‘Arise, shine; for your light has come.’ Today, the Solemnity of Epiphany … in pointing to the light the prophet is pointing to Christ. As it shone for the shepherds seeking the newborn Messiah, so this light shines today on the path of the Magi.’ —Pope Benedict XVI