“Christmas involves different aspects and contextual elements of celebrating – humanity, family, peace and friendship, new hope and great expectations to a rich Slovene cultural tradition as well as a general need and desire for a family celebration. /…/ We wish all who strive for peace, justice and freedom, prosperity and mutual aid in society and worldwide an abundance of God’s blessings and success. For everybody, Christmas is a celebration of fresh hope and new strength in friendship and love.”
/The first Christmas greetings in public media in Slovenia on Radio Ljubljana, was given by Alojzij Šuštar, Ph.D. on December 24th 1986./
This year we commemorate the 30th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Slovenia and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alojzij Šuštar, Ph. D., Archbishop Metropolitan of Ljubljana, who legislatively re-established St. Stanislav’s Institution for education by a decree on November 13th 1992.
In the spirit of both anniversaries, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous New Year 2021.
Anton Česen, M.A., director of St. Stanislav’s Institution