New Year

Special New Year's Angelus Greeting

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning and happy year! It’s lovely to exchange good wishes at the beginning of the year. Thus we renew to one another, the hope that what we await will be somewhat better. It is, fundamentally, a sign of the hope that animates and invites us to believe in life. We know, [...]

Letter # 47, 2014: Happy New Year

A Blessed New Year Wednesday, December 31, 2014 I write from the little town of Norcia, Italy, where St. Benedict was born. Here, the year is drawing to an end with snow flurries and temperatures below freezing. Above the city, snow-covered muntain peaks were shrouded in mist all day. Father Cassian and the monks here just [...]