On behalf of the Ladies of Charity USA, I want to extend Christmas greetings to family and friends with wishes for a joyful and hope-filled New Year. During this time of year, the spirit of the season is alive and full of promise. Family and friends renew old friendships. The crispness in the air and the possibility of snow in some areas blanket the earth with a renewed purpose.
The Ladies of Charity of the United States of America extend their best wishes to each of you as you go forward with the hope and faith to serve and commit to those less fortunate. All of us as Ladies of Charity have been specially chosen by God to carry out the Vincentian mission of service. How special are we to be chosen to take care of others and give them hope for the future.
What better time than the Octave of Christmas to receive the spirit and strength necessary to carry all of us through the New Year. May Christ be with you and your loved ones during this special time of the year. To quote Thomas Merton, “Christ is born to us today in order that he may appear to the whole world through us”. This is a goal as Ladies of Charity we need to embrace in the New Year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR,
Lucy Ann Saunders