Holy Christmas 2019

Holy Christmas 2019

Jorge Afonso (attr.), Adorazione dei pastori, 1515

«The tiny body of the Child of Bethlehem speaks to us of a new way to live our lives:

not by devouring and hoarding, but by sharing and giving»


Pope Francis, Homily in the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord,

24 December 2018


I wish you a Holy and Merry Christmas, and a blessed and happy new year: may the Lord bless you and your family and may his light shine in your hearts.


With my deep gratitude for your faithful and generous support and my best wishes


Fr. Nuno da Silva Gonçalves, S.J.

Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University


Jorge Afonso (attr.), The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1515

Oil on panel, cm 160,5 x 124,5

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga,  Inv. 2096 Pint,  Lisboa.

© DGPC/ADF, José Pessoa, 1999