Here in Soropadan we had a beautiful day yesterday.  All of the FCJs in Yogyakarta gathered here for prayer and a delicious lunch (well we thought so!).  There were twenty five of us in all, twelve FCJs and thirteen guests. We were too many to sit round the table – so we sat in small groups – which also made it possible to engage in good conversation and to focus on our guests.  I love being able to celebrate Christmas with others, for me it helps to capture the meaning of this beautiful day.  Pope Francis continues to call us all to live more simply, generously, lovingly and he strongly advocates that we share what we have with others, especially with those in need.  Hopefully, we can all continue to live more and more the true spirit of Christmas – which is of course the spirit of the Gospel – and that we live it every day of the year!

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  1. Joan OKeeffe Says:

    Dear Clare, thank you so much for the emails I receive, I find them very helpful and uplifting. God bless you and your work and may you find the many surprises He has for you in 2014, love Joan.

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