Letter From the Director

DSC01795December 2018

Dear Mission Friend,

In his Christmas Vigil homily of last year, Pope Francis expounded on the Christ child’s call to us today. He said, “In this child, God asks us to be messengers of hope.” By sharing a journey with our 6,000 missionaries worldwide, you are a messenger of hope.

Your message of hope extends around the globe. You bring hope to the hungry in a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, who are fed every Saturday at Divine Word Parish in their neighborhood. You bring hope to 50 families in rural Paraguay who gather each Sunday to celebrate the Lord with one of our catechists beneath a simple roof they call the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús chapel. You bring hope to patients with leprosy who receive compassionate treatment at the Karunalaya Leprosy Care Centre in Puri, India.

These people may never hear your name, but you have brought hope to them by answering the call of the child born to us in Bethlehem on a Christmas night long ago. We are proud to have you on this journey with us, and we look forward to continuing the journey with you in the coming year.

Yours in the Divine Word,


Bro. Daniel Holman SVD
Mission Center Director