Jesus Christ, True God and True Man
The Wisdom, the Word, the Son of God took on human body, spirit and mind, that is, the whole Adam, or, to speak plainly, all our ancient humanity without sin.
St. Damasus, Letter to Paulinus of Antioch, 375
Invisible in His nature, He became visible in ours; surpassing comprehension, He had wished to be comprehended; remaining prior to time, he began to exist in time.
St. Leo I the Great, Letter to Flavian, June 13, 449
[Christ] spent Himself entirely to repair man who had been deceived, to conquer death and to destroy by His power the devil who held sway over death.
St. Leo I the Great, Letter to Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople
Immolated on the altar of the cross through He was innocent, (Christ) did not merely shed a drop of his blood - although this would have sufficed for the redemption of the whole human race...but a copious flood.
Clement VI, Unigenitus Dei Filius, 1313
Men and states alike necessarily have their being from God through Jesus Christ, through whom every best and choicest gift has ever proceeded and proceeds.
Leo XIII, Mirae Caritatis, May 28, 1902
It is our sweet duty to honor and adore, in the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, the Incarnate Word Himself whom they cannot see.
Paul VI, Credo of the People of God, June 30, 1968
The Redeemer of man, Jesus Christ, is the center of the universe and of history.
John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis, March 4, 1979
In Jesus Christ the visible world which God created for man - the world that, when sin entered, was subjected to futility - recovers again its original link with the divine source of Wisdom and Love.
John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis, March 4 1979
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us." Such powerful words! They express the deepest reality of the greatest event ever to take place in human history.
John Paul II, Gift and Mystery, 1996