At the end of the cave is Mary. She is kneeling and she has the most lovely Infant in her arms. My heart begins to pound with joy and I go over and kneel, and I say to her, “May I touch him?” She says, “Yes. Don’t be afraid. This is why He came so that you would see your God in flesh and never be afraid again.”

-Mother Angelica on pg 56 on “The Birth of Christ” in “Mother Angelica’s Private and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures”