Dear Friends in Christ,
We have entered once again into the beautiful season of Advent, during which we await that eternal moment when, “at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold,” we first behold the Face of God. We contemplate Mary and Joseph’s breathless expectation as they, in all the ordinariness of their daily lives, prepare for the coming of this small baby who dwells already in the warm stillness of Mary’s womb. May we allow ourselves to be immersed in this radical, simple love of the Holy Family and in the extraordinary intimacy of God’s desire for us. He so deeply yearns to enter into the Bethlehem of our own souls this Christmas, so that we may see His Face and know His love, joy, and peace.
I invite you to enter into our religious lives, to share with us our mission of spreading the glory of God, as Pope Francis so often reminds us, to “the peripheries of the world,” to all those who are longing for God and His presence in their lives, even unknowingly. May they find in our witness a reason for their hope—to know their lives are rich with meaning and that they too have infinite worth.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.