A Reflection on The Nativity of the Lord – Christmas Day

Merry Christmas from Saint Anselm College!

The birth of the Christ Child is upon us!

The angels sing out, the Sheppard’s take care and the newborn enters the world he came to save.

In his homily last Christmas, Pope Francis shared these words:

Jesus entered our history; he has shared our journey. He came to free us from darkness and to grant us light. In him was revealed the grace, the mercy and the tender love of the Father: Jesus is love incarnate. He is not simply a teacher of wisdom, he is not an ideal for which we strive while knowing that we are hopelessly distant from it. He is the meaning of life and history, who has pitched his tent in our midst. May the blessing of our newborn Lord be upon us all.

Merry Christmas!

The above reflection is one in a series of daily Advent Reflections, offered by Campus Ministry. Visit the College's Advent website to read daily reflections from students, faculty and staff.

Merry Christmas, From Our Family To Yours

Dear Members of the Saint Anselm College Community,

As we prepare for the coming of the birth of our Lord, let us give pause to reflect on all that is good in the world. Tumultuous times require us to slow down and find inner peace. It is also a time to give thanks for our family and friends who pave the way for us, much like the light of Christ leads the way for all of his sheep. May this Christmas season bring each of you joy and hope, good fortune and good health, peace and love.

Soon the footsteps in the halls will come to a halt and the lights across the quad will slowly fade. The sound of the bells ringing and the chorus of voices singing from the Abbey Church will continue to reflect the heart and soul of our magnificent campus. In this, our 125th year, let us remember those members of the Benedictine community who created the place we now call home and those who continue to serve us in the goodness of the Lord.

Our best wishes to all Anselmians for a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

May God continue to guide and bless us in all that we do.

From our family to yours,
Steven and Eileen DiSalvo

Thanksgiving Wishes

Dr. Steven and Eileen DiSalvo

Dear Members of the Saint Anselm College Community,

May the blessings of our Lord be with you and your families as you gather together on this Thanksgiving holiday. It is in true Anselmian spirit that we must be mindful of those less fortunate and reach out to those in need.

Let us also pause to remember the faithful departed whose spirits live on through those gathered at our tables.

We are blessed to be part of a greater community founded on such core beliefs of faith, truth, respect and love.

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As we bow our heads to give thanks this year, let us remember those Benedictine monks whose perseverance and sacrifices founded Saint Anselm College 125 years ago.

Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours,

Dr. Steven & Eileen DiSalvo