To all the readers of FromRome.Info,
Friend or Foe,
I wish you the blessings of the peace and grace of the Child of Bethlehem,
Eternal Truth, Who became incarnate for our salvation,
so that whether we embrace Him with love,
or crucify Him with denial,
He might accomplish the Expiation of all sin,
and lead by the tenderness or extremes of shocking humility,
inveterately sinful mankind, one by one,
back to the true adoration, worship and obedience
to God the Father!
— Br. Alexis Bugnolo
Editor & Publisher
THE STORY OF GRECCIO
While the celebration of Christmas began in Heaven and Earth that very first night, and was commemorated by the Holy Family every day, and passed by Our Lady on to Holy Mother Church, which has celebrated it for some 2000 years, it was St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscans, who was so moved to remember that Holy Day, on account of his total devotion to Our Lord, that he made that memory come alive by arranging at Greccio, Italy, on Chirstmas, 1223 A. D., the Nativity Scene, using an image of the child Jesus, and real live stock and manger, similar to the way that Catholics in the East commemorated the entombment of Our Lord on Holy Saturday with an icon of Christ in the tomb.
This is why we call a Nativity Scene a “Creche”, from “Greccio”.
24 thoughts on “Wishing one and all, a Blessed, Holy, Merry Christmas, filled with Gratitude for the Child of Bethlehem!”
Thank you, Brother Alexis. I wish the same and more, if that were possible, for you and yours.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! May The Lord and Our Lady bless us!
Merry Christmas to you and AJ. May the peace of Christ keep you and the joy of His birth fill
you. Praying for Peace in the new year and for His Kingdom and Will to reign in 2023. God Bless one and all!
Merci, Frère Bugnolo.
Très belles et joyeuses Fêtes de la Nativité.
Che il Bambino GESU’ vi porti la gioia e l’amore e la pace nel cuore e nella vita ❤️
Merry Christmas Brother Bugnolo!!!
Thank-you, Br Bugnolo. I pray you have a blessed and joyous celebration of our Lord’s coming as the Paschal Lamb, to expiate our sins, if we receive His gift, andlook forward to His soon return as the Lion of Judah, to bring righteous justice to this sin-weary world. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, Br. Bugnolo!
Wishing you a peaceful & prayerful Nativity of our Lord, and a Happy Christmas-tide. I will arrange the first of my monthly donations to you over the next couple of days. Many thanks again for all your detailed work in exposing the manifest deceptions, distractions and evils that are so wounding Holy Mother Church.
And a merry Christmas to you, brother Alexis.
May the Lord let save us many souls, before it is to late.
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you Brother Alexis, AJ and your families and to all readers of FromRome.
Merry Christmas to you Brother Alexis and AJ and to all of the readers here at FromRome.info who gather here in peace and joy knowing the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ is with us.
Merry Christmas, Br. Bugnolo, and have a very Blessed New Year! You’re in my prayers.
Feliz Natal, irmão Bugnolo!
Joyeux Noël, cher frère!
Gloria in excelsis Deo! Peace on earth to men of good will! All the best to Everyone!
Tanti cari e sinceri Auguri di gioia e beatitudine, Fra Alexis, e grazie del lavoro che fa per tutti quelli che credono nella parola del Signore.
Merry Christmas, Br. Bugnolo. Thank you for doing everything for the glory of God. You are already storing up your treasures in Heaven.
Merry Christmas Brother Bugnolo. I think you and AJ have done an excellent job of discerning for your readers what is going on in this wretched world. May God protect and bless you both.
Thank you, from both of us!