At this moment in history /…/ it is all the more important for us to acknowledge one another as brothers and sisters. God has made this fraternal unity possible, by giving us his Son Jesus. The fraternity he offers us has nothing to do with fine words, abstract ideals or vague sentiments. It is a fraternity grounded in genuine love, making it possible for me to encounter others different from myself, feeling compassion for their sufferings, drawing near to them and caring for them even though they do not belong to my family, my ethnic group or my religion. For all their differences, they are still my brothers and sisters. The same thing is true of relationships between peoples and nations: brothers and sisters all! At Christmas we celebrate the light of Christ who comes into the world; he comes for everyone, not just for some. (Pope Francis, Urbi et Orbi, Christmas 2020)
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year 2022.
Anton Česen, M.A. director of St. Stanislav’s Institution