Spiritual Bouquet: They have lived upon our earth, and yet it defiled them not! Truly these tender Lambs deserve to be forever with the Lamb of God! May this same earth of ours, grown old in wickedness, draw down the divine mercy on itself, by the love and honor it gives each year to these sweet Children of Bethlehem, who, like the Dove of Noah's Ark, could not find whereon to rest their feet.
The Liturgical Year
By Dom Prosper Guéranger O.S.B.