A Christmas Message

December 21, 2018

“But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart” (Lk. 2:19).

Luke’s words speak to all, but especially resonate with women. We who have received so many messages throughout our lives, made so many decisions, and said “yes” when invited to do things that take us into unknown and frightening territory because we hold a deep faith in our hearts, can identify with Mary’s trepidation and faith. Her fiat gives all of us courage.

During this joyful season when the greatest gift of all will be celebrated, it will be very important to remember the abundance of blessings we have received throughout our lives, and recall this week on the International Migrants Day (United Nations), those who have had to travel great distances for work and/or safety. We can gift those with our prayer and material support, as has been the tradition for centuries.

May those facing challenges now and into the future know your 80,000 sisters are with you in solidarity and prayer. May God bless you with a joyful Christmas filled love and peace.

Merry Christmas!

Anne