The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Friday, December 27, 2002
Christmas messages

I got Christmas messages from all over the world. I am on several email lists and the messages came from Rome and South Africa. One of the biggest joys was a message from a Retrouvaille couple in South Africa. I suppose one of the biggest surprises was the one below. Mostly I get copies of talks and other messages from the Congrgation for the Clergy, but this was a delight to read.

Christmas 2002
New Year 2003

Dear Priests,

In the light of the great Mystery of Bethlehem, my sincere wish for you is, that you may experience the joy of the contemplation of the Child Jesus, who is given to us by the Virgin Mother.

"May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith; may you be rooted and founded in love. All of this so that you may understand with all the holy ones the width, the length, the height and the depth – in a word, that you may know the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge, that you may be filled and reach the fullness of God.“ (Eph 3, 17-19)

Wishing each one of you, a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos
Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 2:11 PM link
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