The Holy Family, refugees driven from their homeland, eventually returned to daily life in Nazareth. We too are called in the midst of our struggles and challenges to become members of God’s holy family.
May the example of the Holy Family strengthen and enliven all of our families in our daily challenges and struggles. May we be shelter for one another and for all of those who pass through our lives. May we generously open our hearts and our homes. May our holiness spring forth from our loving service to one another. And may this inspirational religious gift help evoke the centrality of family, an enduring gift that serves as a bedrock for our entire lives.