February 1, 2022
Holy Family of Nazareth

February: Dedicated to the Holy Family

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By Maureen William OCDS,
Christchurch President

My dear brothers and sisters in Carmel

Welcome back! I do hope all of you had a good break and a real rest – having celebrated a Spirit-filled Christmas with family and loved ones – and look forward to a blessed, happy and healthy 2022. 

It will be wonderful when our Community meets for the first time in the new year on 6th February. Every opportunity to come together is indeed a blessing. Who knows what this year will bring with Omicron threatening at the door? May the Holy Family (to whom the month of February is dedicated to) bless and keep the OCDS Families of New Zealand safe. Let us keep up our prayers for ourselves and for all of God’s people.

My wish to all in the words of our dear Eddie:

May your garden develop as you want it to,
may your life be endowed with joy.
May kindness and happiness surround your days,
may your life never encounter any strife.

God bless always, In Carmel,

Maureen William, OCDS

Christchurch's Peace of Christ Community President

Read more in February’s newsletter