Christmas Greeting from the General Curia of the Congregation of the Mission

by | Dec 24, 2017 | Formation, Reflections

The latest edition of NUNTIA, the bulletin of the General Curia of the Congregation of the Mission, greets Christmas and the New Year to the confreres of the Congregation of the Mission and the Vincentian Family, with a few words from the members of the community of the General Curia.

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Fr. TOMAŽ MAVRIČ CM – Superior General

Love is inventive unto infinity and as a result we find everything that we need in the Eucharist!

When we participate in the Eucharist, when we adore and contemplate Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, when we meditate, listen to and speak to Jesus present in the tabernacle, it is then that we encounter Jesus in the different moments of his life … that is we encounter Jesus at the time of his conception, at the time that he lived in the womb of his mother, Mary, at the time of his birth … yes, it is an opportunity to encounter Jesus.

May this Christmas season unite us more intimately to God’s love. Vincent stated, love is inventive unto infinity; and God great love is revealed in the manner in which God loves all people, all men and women.

May we search for the child Jesus in the Eucharist, in our adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and as we pray before the tabernacle … Jesus awaits us with an infinite love that knows no boundaries!

Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year 2018!

Fr. JAVIER ÁLVAREZ CM– Vicar General

May the mystery of the Incarnation enable us to understand the greatness of our vocation!! Blessed Christmas!!

Fr. MATHEW KALLAMMAKAL CM – Assistant General

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all peace and joy in this joyous season.

Fr. AARÓN GUTIÉRREZ CM – Assistant General

I believe that all of us, like Vincent, want to see our hearts transformed. My prayer is that all of us will have experienced a profound conversion during the season of Advent and that therefore, during this Christmas season we are filled with great joy and happiness that enables us, like Jesus, to incarnate ourselves into the world of the poor. Let us then walk with the poor in their struggle for liberation, and as we proclaim in the Eucharist, let us do this for Christ, with Christ and in Christ.

Fr. MILES HEINEN CM – Assistant General

The Lord came as one of us to show us that we can trust the love of God! May it free us to love the poor!

Fr. ZERACRISTOS JOSIEF CM – Assistant General

Dear Brother/Sister

Where and how should I receive the King of Peace? The Baby Jesus is a naked King who “sits in the dust” in the silence of Bethlehem. He is a “King without a throne” coming to visit you as poor to be hospitalized and accepted.

Fr. GIUSEPPE TURATI CM – Secretario General

May this Christmas season find us more and more like the One who came among us to save us … may it find us more simple, more humble, more holy, more charitable and happier … filled with God’s love. Indeed, may this Christmas season enable us to draw closer to the poor and to do so with the same tenderness that we would express when holding a new born child in our arms.

Fr. GIUSEPPE GUERRA CM – Postulator General

The Nativity is not some action that occurred long ago. Jesus is always coming to us and we have experienced that during this Jubilee Year as we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the origin of our charism … yes, Jesus is our light and our peace!


The mystery of the Incarnation becomes present to us through Jesus’ coming among us.  May  this Christmas season fill us with many blessing.

Merry Christmas!!

Fr. GIUSEPPE CARULLI CM – Superior at the Curia General

This is a very special Christmas for all Vincentians, especially as we approach the conclusion of the Jubilee Year during which time we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the origin of our charism. The feast of the Nativity is also a special celebration because we recall in the manner in which “the least of God’s children” are cared for, for example, foreigners and refugees (the Curia is going to initiate a new project and the land surrounding the residence is going to be used in order to offer greater care to refugees). Therefore, this Christmas season becomes a time to extend a welcome to the least among us. My hope is that all will enjoy a blessed Christmas as they come to a deeper understanding of openness and welcoming. Merry Christmas.

Feliz Navidad 2017.

Fr. PAUL PARACKAL CM – Econome General

Christmas is God giving God to us in human form. We celebrate this great gift. May the new born bless us with peace, joy and lots of happiness.


May the spirit of the Christmas fill your life with peace, joy and love. I wish you all merry Christmas and Happy new year.

Br. MARTIAL TATCHIM FOTSO CM – Librarian, Archivist

May Our Lord, who has chosen to be born in a manger, gives every Vincentian the graces of humility and simplicity in our relationships between us, for the sake of the Church and salvation of humanity.

Fr. JORGE LUIS RODRIGUEZ CM – Director of the Communications Office
A star shining brightly in the heaven proclaims to the world that today is Christmas.May the celebration of the birth of Our Savior fill our hearts with joy and peace and generosity and increase in us a desire for service and love on behalf of our brothers and sister. Merry Christmas!!

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