“I believe that we Christians need desperately to celebrate the event of Christmas each year – to relive the mystery of God’s Word made present in a human being, not only to remind ourselves of an historic event, but primarily to grow in understanding that God’s Word is present now in man – any man and every man; in woman, any woman and every women; in a child – any child and every child. […] There is God’s Word speaking, listening, longing, laughing, crying, rejoicing, agonizing, hoping and despairing. God’s word is to be sought and found where man is found. ‘He who receives you, receives me.’”

~ Sister Barbara Hendricks, Vespers of Christmas Eve, 1974