A Blessed Christmas Season
As they undertook the long, difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph were certain that the promise God had made to the people of Israel many generations before them was about to come to pass through them – although they did not know how.
This Christmas Season gave us the opportunity to reflect on our own journey, which over the past 21 months has been long and challenging for so many of us. It also gave us the opportunity to reflect on the many ways in which God’s love comes into the world every day. An important way we encounter this love is through your caring generosity.
Like all of the celebrations and holidays these past couple of years, Christmas and New Year were quieter than in the pre-pandemic past. We were with our Residents, doing the best we could to make them happy. Before Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning Mass the infant Jesus took his place in the manager. We rejoiced that the promise of the Love of God came into the world through the birth of our Savior.
Santa arrived with gifts, thanks to your generosity and the generosity of our many friends, parishes and schools filled our Christmas trees with presents.
As we begin 2022, our Residents and Little Sisters offer our prayers for all of you, our modern-day Shepherds and Kings who discover Christ in the midst of the aged. Thank you for helping us to keep the message of Christmas alive, even in these challenging times. May you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy and feel the support of our very grateful prayers.