To the editor:
We Sisters of St. Joseph ministering in Brazil want to express our deep gratitude to you, the people of the Diocese of Rochester. We have been involved in missionary activities in Brazil for just over 50 years and all during those years you have faithfully and generously remembered us through prayer and financial donations. Without your support, our continued presence and ministry with our Brazilian brothers and sisters would be very difficult.
Pope Francis has called us to be a presence in the lives of the marginalized and those on the existential peripheries. Jesus was born into this world to be exactly that, and to show us how to be the Way, the Truth and the Life for such as these..
May the celebration of the Christmas Feast fill your hearts with peace and gladness knowing that you help us follow Jesus’s call to share the "Good News of Salvation".
Be certain that you are gratefully remembered in our prayers especially at this season of such Glad Tidings.
Your Sisters of St. Joseph in Brazil
EDITOR’S NOTE: The sisters sent this letter just before to Christmas.