In the spirit of Pope Francis, who beautifully expressed, “Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace,” I extend warm greetings to you as we embrace the holiday season.
Amid both global and local challenges, Pope Francis’ words echo the deep need for joy and peace in our hearts and actions. “This joy is a sign that the Gospel has been proclaimed and is bearing fruit.” (Evagelii Gadium, 21).
As we also meditate on St Ignatius’ invitation to seek and find God in every detail of our life, we understand that our joy for the Advent and Christmas seasons is based on authentic gestures of love and solidarity.
Continuing our tradition, the Jesuits of Canada are delighted to share a new Christmas card with you. These cards are another way to join with the Jesuits in their prayers for peace and justice in the world, especially during this holy Christmas season. Additional cards are available by contacting us at 416-481-9154.
We invite you to consider the meaningful gift of a donation in someone’s name to the Jesuits of Canada. Your generous contribution can support specific appeals, such as aiding our Jesuits in Haiti, caring for our elderly and infirmed Jesuits in the infirmary, or assisting in the formation of young priests and brothers to carry forward the mission of St. Ignatius of Loyola and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers.
May the Christmas season be filled with abundant joy, love, and peace.
Please know that the Jesuits pray for you daily.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas,
Scott McMaster – Director of Advancement