News from the General Curia
Christmas Letter of the Minister General
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