Greetings, and Merry Christmas! I write to you from the "Little town of Bethlehem," this very holy place where God chose to become one of us, the Word made flesh! And here the spirit of Christmas is very much alive, today and always! We feel that presence every day here in Bethlehem, through our students, faculty, staff, and graduates.
And we thank you for supporting us every step along the way. You have inspired us with your prayers and generous support. With gratitude in our hearts, we continue to hope, and to endure, and thus proclaim that the Child Jesus born in Bethlehem is truly made alive today in the hearts of all those who believe. That hope, joy, and belief can be seen daily in the many faces of our students, and in the minds and hearts of our faculty and staff.
At Midnight on Christmas Eve, when we gather in the Chapel of the Divine Child here at Bethlehem University to celebrate the great feast of God among us — you — our graduates, friends, and benefactors — will be in our prayers of joy.
As you prepare for your celebration of Christmas, may I encourage you to click on this video link to access a special Christmas message from Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University. Know that we hold you close in our hearts and prayers in a special way during this Christmas season.
Merry Christmas to you,
Brother Jack Curran, FSC, PhD
Vice President for Development