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oosr^-r^ao- L. I. C. & M..I. CENNAD LLYDEWIG LLANRWST. C|e IJJassenger of % €ii%Itt C|ttrc| (Cam bro-Bret on Mission), Llanrwst, North Wales. Vol. I. 25th December 1910. No. 15. 4» ♦ ffr 4? *§? •!* *J» •!• 4* *$* *J* •(• ♦ 4? ifr 4? 4» •bf? *$• •$» *f* •$• •§• 4* ♦ 4? ♦ ♦ 4? 4* 4? 4? ^ •&* Christ is Born ! /& BEHOLD, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all the people : for this day is born to you a Saviour who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. . . . You shall find the Infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger. . . . Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will ! (St. Luke, ch. ii., 10-44). " Christ is born for us in Bethlehem ! . . . Meiry Christmas bells, we hear you beyond the howling of the storms, we hear you ringing in our hearts, telling us of love, . . . love, . , . love ! You tell us of mercy and love from a good God to His children :—you tell us of heaven stoop¬ ing down to earth, in order to lift earth to heaven ;—you tell us of a little Child born in Bethlehem, twenty centuries ago, a little Child called Jesus, around Whom angel choirs sang their Glorias, because He, Whom men had been expecting, had come to die for them and save them ! " (" Poor Souls' Friend "). Yes, the Holy of Holies, the King of Kings, the Creator of heaven and earth, Who poises the world in His hand—is here a helpless babe, lying in a manger : Divine Jesus, Thou art my God, and I adore Thee ! This Infant,—born of Thee, O Mary,—this Infant so weak, so ten¬ der, lying on a little straw, poorer than the child of the poorest man—is the Word of God, the Son of the Eternal, the Son of the Most High : " The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us " (John i. 14). Catholics of Llanrwst and District, my dear Brethren, let us all celebrate, with great solemnity and fervent devotion, the glorious Anni¬ versary of our Blessed Saviour's Nativity ; let us all come to Church, to Mass, to Communion, on this holy Day. . . . A happy Christmas to all : a Christmas with Christ,—a Christmas with His Immaculate Mother, with her who was found without stain and who was chosen to be the Mother of the Incarnate Wrord,—and with her Spouse, the faithful Joseph ! . . . Immaculate Mother and Saint Joseph, obtain for all every Christmas iov and blessing: " Nadolia llawen i bawb I " G. M. TREBAOL, O.M.I.