We hope and pray that you will have a blessed, merry Christmas as we joyfully celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.
During this most holy season, let us reflect on its profound meaning: Jesus, true God and true Man, was born a baby for us—for each of us individually. He loves each one of us with an individual love, as if there were no one else to love. He was born to save each of us from sin, Satan, and hell. As we celebrate this season, let us always “keep Christ in Christmas” and remember His love for us. Let us thank Our Lord for His incredible gift of Himself. “Love is repaid by love alone,” so let us strive to repay our Infant King for His love by our faithfulness to His commandments, by our love for each other, by our faithful participation in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass—in short, by truly practicing our Faith. Let us join Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and the wise men in adoring our Infant Lord and King.
I’d like to share a seasonal reflection:
“Since God is Love, and has been in love with you from all eternity, you need not think that He would never have greeted you on the Birthday of the Christ had not Adam listened to Eve after she had listened to the serpent. No. With a whole school of subtle theologians, with saints such as Bernard of Siena and Francis de Sales, with the great and holy Suarez, you can well believe that there would have been a Christ even if there had never been any “forbidden fruit.” But there would have been this tremendous difference: You would not now be hearing of sheep and shepherds, nor would you know how strong is the love of your God nor how infinitely resourceful is your Infinite Lover. For while you would have had Christ, His name would not have been “Jesus.” And while God could have wished you the “Happy Commemoration of the Birthday of the Babe,” He could never have greeted you in the way He does now. You would have had God who became Man, but you would never know that He loved you to death; for there would have been no Mass. You would have Christ, but no Christmas” (Love Does Such Things by Fr. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O.).
As this year comes to an end, we want to thank all of you for your prayers, friendship, and financial support. God has blessed us through you, and we are truly grateful. Please know that you and your intentions are daily remembered in our prayers.
God bless you and Mary keep you! We all wish you a blessed, merry Christmas and a new year filled with many blessings.
In our Infant King,
Br. David Mary and all the Knights of the Holy Eucharist