Season’s Greetings! An excerpt from Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi (to Rome and the world) message delivered this day in Vatican City eloquently expresses some of my Christmas wishes for everyone.

Son of God, comfort the victims of violence against women, which has increased in this time of pandemic. Offer hope to young children and adolescents suffering from bullying and abuse. Show consolation and warmth to the elderly, especially those who feel most alone. Give serenity and unity to families, the first educators of their children and the basis of the fabric of society.

God-with-us, grant health to the infirm and inspire all men and women of good will to seek the best ways possible to overcome the current health crisis and its effects. Open hearts to ensure that necessary medical care – and vaccines in particular – are provided to those peoples who need them most. Repay those who generously devote themselves to caring for family members, the sick and the most vulnerable in our midst.

Christmas 2007 St Peter’s Square

The entire message is here.

I very much appreciate all who follow, read, like or comment on this blog and wish you the happiest of Holiday Seasons.

Peace Be With You