Cittaducale, 18 November 2021
Dearest brothers and sisters,
As Holy Christmas is approaching let our hearts make room for the Holy Spirit to prepare the Divine Child a warm abode filled with love.
Our truest fate is to be transformed by Love: Jesus is the center of our lives, let us allow Him to transform us!
The joy of Christmas is a special joy but it is not only for one day, it is for the whole life of a Christian. Where God is born there is ‘love, joy and peace’. Those are the fruits of the Spirit that humankind, being oppressed by the prolonged pandemic, needs more than ever.
Let us ask the Spirit to give us the awareness that God was made man to stay in our midst: we are not alone, He is here, in me, in you, in all brothers and sisters of the world.
Let us open our hearts to the Savior, let us bring the Good News to those who are near us.
Let us cry out all together: come, Lord Jesus!!!
Let me wish each one of you a happy Christmas to be turned into a charitable disposition for those who are most in need, without forgetting CHARIS, which, poor amongst the poor, needs your help, if you can, even financially.
Card. Raniero CANTALAMESSA, O.F.M.Cap.
Translation: Paolo Zanna