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Mary and the Christ child are depicted in the painting “Madonna of the Fir Tree” by Marianne Stokes. The feast of the Nativity of Christ, a holy day of obligation, is celebrated Dec. 25. (CNS/Bridgeman Art Library) (Nov. 19, 2013) Editors: For editorial use in print and online through Feb. 19, 2013. No use is permitted after Feb. 19, 2014.
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