8 Saint Quotes on the Nativity of Our Lord

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s so important to take a minute away from the business of the holidays to reflect on the beauty of Jesus’ birth.  Our Lord comes to us in humility, born in a stable in the freezing cold.  This quiet and humble beginning marks the start of a great love story, a story of selflessness, servitude, and love.  

We want to offer these quotes to help you reflect on the beauty of Christmas, and to prepare well for our Lord’s birth.

Here are 8 Saint Quotes on the Nativity of Our Lord:

St. John the Apostle: 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”

St. Teresa of Calcutta: 

“My prayer for you is that when Christ comes to you in Christmas, He may find in you a warm home, warm love like that of a heartful of love, like that of a simple shepherd who was the first one chosen to see Christ.”

St. Josemaria Escriva:
“You must look at the Child in the manger. He is our Love.”

St. Leo the Great:

“Dearly beloved, today our Saviour is born; let us rejoice. Sadness should have no place on the birthday of life. The fear of death has been swallowed up; life brings us joy with the promise of eternal happiness. No one is shut out from this joy; all share the same reason for rejoicing. Our Lord, victor over sin and death, finding no man free from sin, came to free us all.”

St. Augustine:

“Man’s maker was made man, that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast; that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey; that the Truth might be accused of false witness, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on wood; that Strength might grow weak; that the Healer might be wounded; that Life might die.”

St. Anthony of Padua:

“O Father, in your Truth (that is to say, in your Son, humbled, needy and homeless) you have humbled me. He was humbled in the womb of the Virgin, needy in the manger of the sheep, and homeless on the wood of the Cross. Nothing so humbles the proud sinner as the humility of Jesus Christ’s humanity.”

St. John Paul II:

“If we celebrate with such solemnity the birth of Jesus, it is to bear witness that every human being [is] somebody unique and unrepeatable…somebody thought of and chosen from eternity, some[one] called and identified by his own name. It is as it was with the first man, Adam. It is as it was with the new Adam, born of the Virgin Mary in the cave at Bethlehem: ‘You shall call his name Jesus.’”

Venerable Fulton Sheen: 

“The world might have expected the Son of God to be born—if He was to be born at all—in an inn. A stable would be the last place in the world where one would have looked for Him. Divinity is always where one least expects to find it.”

We wish you a prayerful and peaceful last bit of Advent. May you welcome baby Jesus into your homes with full, warm hearts this Christmas!