Published on 14 December 2021

“Empty Handed”, the Christmas video by Father Mario Conte, friar of the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua.

The story of Caleb, the little shepherd, reveals the profound meaning of Christmas

This simple Christmas story helps us all to understand that it is only when we free ourselves of all material and superficial things (that are trying to rob Christmas of its real meaning), that we can effectively welcome the love of Jesus into our hearts. A love that we should receive, keep and then share with all those around us.

Father Mario Conte, a friar of the Basilica of St. Anthony and editorial director of the «Messenger of Saint Anthony» magazine, recounts the Christmas story of Caleb, the poor shepherd: only with the marvelous amazement of a child will we be able to understand the great mystery of the Nativity!

Watch Father Mario’s video