Province of St. Albert the Great, USA

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

by Fr. Robert Staes, OP (1931–2019)

A most Blessed Christmas to you, faithful friends of the Dominicans! We are so grateful for your support and fidelity. Please know that we will hold you and your loved ones in our prayers in a very special way during these holy days. 

As we commemorate God’s unique bursting forth into our humanity through the birth of Jesus, the Christ, let us rejoice and celebrate the revelation that we are never, never alone. One of the more meaningful Christmas Card verses I received this year re-affirmed this sentiment:

Come to the creche, you who are weary and find your burdens heavy. 
Come and pray for the joy of relationship with a Holy God. 
Immanuel our God is with us always…..We are not Alone!  

As difficult as these times are, we are not alone. May we continue to trust that with all our hearts. 

Christmas blessing and peace to you, now, in the new year, and always,
Fr.James V. Marchionda, OP
Prior Provincial

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