See this online ebook:
- The Mysteries of the Life of Jesus, by Dr. Michelle K. Borras (New Haven, CT: Knights of Columbus, 2013). With Imprimatur. Part of The New Evangelization Series of the Catholic Information Service. May be read online, and available in pdf format, through this page of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council – Catholic Information Service.
See also the following related texts previously indexed on the Project:
- Dogmatic Theology IV. Christology: A Dogmatic Treatise on the Incarnation, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis: Herder, 1916). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive. The 2nd edition (1913) is also available on Open Library and Internet Archive. [N.B., The discussion in the text on the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ should be supplemented by a reading of relevant portions of another volume: Dogmatic Theology II. The Divine Trinity, A Dogmatic Treatise.]
- Encyclical “Lux Veritatis” on the Council of Ephesus, by Pope Pius XI, 25 December 1931. May be read online on this page at the EWTN Libraries (copyright 1999), at Papal Encyclicals Online, and at the Catholic News Agency; and available in .doc format on this page through Documenta Catholica Omnia.
- The Incarnation, Birth, and Infancy of Jesus Christ, or, The Mysteries of the Faith, by Saint Alfonso Maria de’ Liguori [St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori], ed. Eugene Grimm (New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1886). With Approbation from the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index.
- “Mary’s Role in the Incarnation”, by Jacques Servais, S.J., translated by Michelle Borras, Communio: International Catholic Review, vol. 30, pp. 5-25 (Spring 2003). Available in PDF format (through this page) at Communio: International Catholic Review.
- The Mystery of Jesus, by Dom Savinien Louismet, 1858-1926 (London: Burns, Oates, & Washbourne; New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1922). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
- The Preparation of the Incarnation, by Henry James Coleridge, S.J. (London: Burns and Oates, 1885). Available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. Also available at Forgotten Books (with some pages limited to members).
- Sermons of St. Bernard on Advent and Christmas; including the Famous Treatise on the Incarnation called “Missus Est”, by St. Bernard of Clairvaux, compiled and translated from the 1508 edition of his Sermons and Letters, with Introduction by the Right Rev. J.V. Hedley, OSB, Bishop of Newport (London, Manchester, Glasgow: R.T. Washbourne; New York, Chicago, Cincinnati: Benziger Bros., 1909). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, djvu, txt, Daisy, and kindle/mobi formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
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“[T]he Angel Gabriel was sent from God… [t]o a virgin… and the name of the virgin was Mary. And the Angel… said to her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Blessed art thou among women… Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name, Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High… The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God… And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word.” (St. Luke i, 26, 27, 28, 31-32, 35, 38, formatting supplied)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made… And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us: and we saw his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth… And of his fulness we all have received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, grace and truth by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time: the only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” (St. John i, 1-3, 14, 16-18)
“Christ Jesus… being in the form of God, thought it not robbery, to be himself equal to God: But debased himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in shape found as a man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above every name: That in the name of Jesus, every knee should bow of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians ii, 5-11)