Thursday, December 13, 2007


Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, means "hose of bread". Many ancient commentators interpret this as prefiquring the Eucharist. Jesus came to earth in the "house of bread," and come to us in the form of Living Breat, every time we receive him under the form of bread and wine in the Blessed Sacrament.

From "How to Celebrate Christmas as a Catholic," Our Sunday Visitor.