20Dec 25 December and Sol Invicta and all that!

Was 25 December chosen to celebrate the birth of Jesus in order to "Christianise" a pagan festival, or could it be the other way around?
Pádraig McCarthy

20Dec 20th December. Saturday of Advent, Week 3

Luke's account of the annunciation concludes with Mary's total response of acceptance, "I am the handmaid of the Lord, let what you have said be done to me." Greatly favoured, she responds generously, with her whole life, to the grace she has received. For St. Luke, Mary is not simply the mother of Jesus; she is the perfect disciple of Jesus...