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A Christmas Greeting

December 23, 2016

The US District Superior, Fr. Jürgen Wegner, sends his warmest Christmas greetings to friends and benefactors of the SSPX.

Dear Friends and Benefactors,
 

And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.” (Luke 2:14)

The Angel of Christmas ties the “Glory to God” and the “peace to men of good will” together. “Glory to God” and “peace to men” cannot exist separately. Where God infuses true peace into the heart of a man, man will rise his gaze towards God and praise his Savior. Where man does not give due glory to God he will estrange himself from the source of divine grace and experience disturbance interiorly and anxiety exteriorly.

At all times, the “men of good will” have been few and people did not think much of them. St. Joseph and Our Lady were sent away from the houses in Bethlehem. The shepherds had to pass their nights out in the fields. The Magi suffered the laughs and unbelief of their contemporaries.

But, at all times, God drew souls closer to Himself through a few privileged souls. He did so through St. Joseph and Our Lady, through the shepherds and the Magi. He will work similar miracles of grace through us in our times if we give ourselves entirely to Him.

We might feel weak and lonely, abandoned and misunderstood. Nevertheless, we must ask the Infant Jesus to purify our hearts.

On this Feast of Christmas, we will ask Him to create in us a heart of good will so we will be able to give due glory to God, sanctify ourselves, draw souls closer to God, and find peace on earth.

On this Feast Day, we, the members of the Society of Saint Pius X, express our profound gratitude for your generous support over the past year. As a sign of this gratitude, I will offer both the Midnight Mass and the Mass at Dawn for your intentions.

All the members of the Society of Saint Pius X wish you and your families a Blessed Feast of Christmas and all the graces of the incarnate God.

Fr. Jürgen Wegner