Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope’s Christmas card features Bassano painting

CWN - December 17, 2012

Continuing a tradition begun by Pope Paul VI in 1963, Pope Benedict is sending Christmas cards to the members of the Roman Curia.

The card’s greeting -- Veritas de terra orta est! -- is taken from Psalm 84 (85) and is translated “truth is sprung out of the earth” in the Douay-Rheims version of the Bible. The card also features “The Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds” by Leandro Bassano (1557-1622).

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($20,335 to go):
$35,000.00 $14,665.48
58% 42%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline 12 hours ago
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days