In his annual Christmas message, Archbishop Richard Smith offers reminds us of the gifts of the Magi to the newborn Jesus: gold, myrrh, and frankincense. For the year just past the president of the Canadian Conference of Bishops likens these to the New Evangelization, the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha and the Year of Faith. (For the entire message click here.)
All three gifts are dear to the hearts of our family here at Novalis. In the past year we embraced them as guides for our own projects, deciding that we would offer publications to match that would be valuable and helpful to Canadian Christians.
This Christmas, we join with the Church in Canada in laying our own humble contributions in these three areas at the foot of the manger. And we thank God for the privilege of serving his people.
To all of you that we connected with this year—that we met at one of your many conferences, served in your liturgies, aided in your catechetical sessions or classroom lessons, or even just helped in your own personal spiritual reflections—we thank you for the gift of your presence in our lives. And we wish you a peaceful and blessed Christmas.