It was not with the timelessness of myth that Jesus came to be born among us. He belongs to a time that can be precisely dated and a geographical area that is precisely defined: here the universal and the concrete converge. It was in him that the Logos, the creative logic behind all things, entered the world. The eternal Logos became man: the context of place and time is part of this. Faith attaches itself to this concrete reality, even if the resurrection then bursts open the categories of time and space, as the risen Lord, going before the disciples into Galilee (cf. Mt 28:7), opens up a pathway into the vast expanse of humanity (cf. Mt 28:16ff).
Joseph Ratzinger - Benedict XVI, The Infancy Narratives, Image Publishing, page 64.
The Chancelor, Rector, and Deans of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross together with the entire academic community wish all of their friends and benefactors a Merry Christmas that is full of the Lord's blessings and a very happy New Year in 2013.