the Christmas video

The “great walkers” in the Nativity Scene, the humble characters who teach us about the greatness of Christmas

In reading the accounts of Jesus’ birth in the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke, we can notice that all the protagonists of the Christmas story are “great walkers.”

First of all there are Mary and Joseph, who travel 90 miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem, but their donkey is also with them; then there are the shepherds who set out with their flocks to welcome the Little Child, and also the horses and camels of the Three Wise Men, who come from the East following a star to meet the Son of God.

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

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.

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