Christmas greetings from the Minister General


Brothers, Peace and All Good!

I am sending you a very brief greeting for Christmas,
that is, the day of the coming of the Lord.
He is the Lord who began a new history of the world
and who anticipates the world to come, as well.
He gives us a taste of that world to come,
of what will happen when God will be all in all.

This is precisely the thought
I would like to reflect upon with you:
Our having the capacity to foresee what will happen,
to anticipate the future,
and to look forward to the future we want.

This is why I am inviting you, with so much hope,
despite finding ourselves in the midst of a difficult situation,
to live out this Christmas by first beginning,
to look ahead to a better future.

Merry Christmas!
Peace and All Good!

Friar Carlos A. TROVARELLI
Minister General