News from the General Curia

Christmas Letter of the Minister General

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It is Christmas. The time has come to take off the robe of mourning and misery (cf. Bar 5, 1). “The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad indeed” (Ps 125, 3). Humanity has patiently awaited the precious yield of the soil (cf. James 5, 7), and finally “the grace of God has appeared, offering salvation to all” (Tit 2, 11). It is Christmas: God has come to stay with us: “Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again. Rejoice!” (Phil 4, 4).Christmas reminds us that we are not alone, that God is with us on the journey through the world. This presence brings great joy (cf. Mt 28, 8-9). It is the foundation of the certain hope for those who accept the good news with true faith and who make it present in perfect charity (cf. PrCr).

Br. José Rodríguez Carballo, OFM, Minister General

 

PDF versions of the Letter can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:

English: BEARERS OF THE GOOD NEWS
Français: PORTEURS DE BONNES NOUVELLES