Merry Christmas!

Today we begin our celebration of this most joyful season. 

Born in a stable, Jesus invites us to look for Him in simple, humble places. In the midst of parties, presents, travel, and other family traditions, therefore, let us remember that Jesus can be found in all these places, as well as in the love and friendship of those around us. We give thanks to God for this incredible grace! 

On behalf of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality, I am grateful for your friendship and all the ways you have accompanied us on our journey this year. The Ignatian community on the East Coast is thriving. We look forward to seeing where Christ will invite us to find Him in 2018. 

Thank you for your continued prayers and support for our ministry. I wish you, your family, and your friends a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! 

In Christ,
Rev. George M. Witt, S.J. 
Executive Director 
Office of Ignatian Spirituality

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