Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
Long ago Prophet Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would be born to us and he would be a Prince of Peace. In Jesus of Nazareth this prophecy was fulfilled for it is He who brings peace to our hearts when they are open. Whether we are weighed down by sadness, grief, sense of loss, guilt or shame, anxiety or anything that may disquiet us, the Lord Jesus is there for us to save us. He was born as the Saviour of the world and the Prince of Peace.
On the occasion of His Nativity, which is also a principal Feast of my Religious Congregation – the Salvatorians, I wish and pray that the gift of His peace be given to you and your families and remain with you throughout the coming New Year 2017 and always!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
– Fr. Jaroslaw “Yarek” Dziuba SDS & Fr. John Kuriakose