“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life”. (John 3:16)
On this holy night may your heart be illuminated with love, joy and peace. May the blessing of the Lord shine on you this Christmas and forever.
Fr. Jacek Zdrzałek
Letter from the Coordinator, No 22 (20.12.2015)
Dear Confreres, Dear Lay Missionaries of the Most Holy Redeemer, Dear Partners in Mission.
The Year 2015 is almost over. We all have different experiences of this past year. For some, the situation we will be reflecting on is the huge migration in our continent which changed many aspects of our society. Others will be thinking about the fear caused by the terrorist attacks and the extraordinary security procedures which we experience in public places every day.
However, we should be grateful for all the blessings which we have received during this time. There were many extraordinary events connected to the Year of Consecrated Life. The year 2015 was a special year of preparation for the Jubilee in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help; and we have just started the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.
We have also experienced many joys in our Units and on the level of our Conference. The first Interprovincial Community in Albania is more than one year old, and the pastoral engagement in Albania with the help of the confreres from the Madrid, Warsaw, London and RomeProvinces, is growing almost every day. As you may know, Fr. Dominic O’Toole (LondonProvince) after one year in Albania, due to his illness, had to leave our mission. I thank him for his dedication to this mission and for his work as the parish priest in Kamez (Albania). Br Leszek Pys from the RomeProvince joined the community in Albania in November and he will work there during his pastoral year. May God bless him and bless our mission.