"It will be Christmas if, like Joseph, we give space to silence; if, like Mary, we say
“here I am” to God; if, like Jesus, we are close to those who are alone;
and if, like the shepherds, we come out of our enclosures to stay with Jesus.
It will be Christmas if we find light in the poor grotto of Bethlehem". Pope Francis
Christmas is a pilgrimage to Bethlehem that calls forth the memory of our heart. While our maps are becoming more and more precise, the interior of human beings is becoming an increasingly unknown land. I wish you dear Sisters that this year's journey to the truth of Christmas would be an experience of God's presence. Let the heart regain its greatness and God act in us and lead us step by step to the depth of his Mystery.
To Mary, whose Heart was united with the Heart of Jesus, let us entrust the coming year 2020, asking her that we live each day in the light of God's presence.
With best wishes, Merry Christmas I embrace each one of you!
Sr. Izabela Świerad SAC
Superior General with the Councilors
Rome, Christmas 2019