Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On behalf of all the members of the General Council, I am happy to send my warmest Christmas greetings and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year. May this season bring you blessings and joy.

The past nine months have certainly been unprecedented in the life of our Viatorian Community. Along with millions of citizens of the world we have watched as the global pandemic has affected the lives of so many. Each of our countries has seen the suffering and death of far too many. As this holiday season arrives, we have experienced a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. We join in prayer today for all those affected and ask the Lord to bring healing and hope to those whose lives are forever changed—the families of those who have died, who have been hospitalized and who continue to recover from this virus.

As this pandemic continues to ravage the world, we Christians celebrate the season of hope and light.  We affirm our belief that human history is forever changed by the love of God manifest in the birth of his only Son. We affirm our belief that Jesus Christ is our light and our hope. We affirm our belief that God is with us.

So even in the face of difficult days I urge us to celebrate this Christmas season with a renewed joy, with a renewed conviction that all will be well as we recall the words of the Evangelist Luke, “For today in the city of David a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord  (Lk. 2:11).

My prayers and good wishes are with you in this Christmas season. I pray that the new year will find you safe and healthy. May the love of Christ be with you each day.


Sincerely in Viator and Querbes,


Robert M. Egan, CSV
Superior General