The Light of Hope and Peace from Bethlehem
Christ is our light, that lights up the darkness of this world and our lives.This light urges us to humbly follow Him and to be on our way to serve others, especially during today’s difficult times. With such a message, on Sunday, December 13th; the Shrine of American Czestochowa received the Light of Hope and Peace from Bethlehem. In the beginning of the solemn Holy Mass which started at 9:30AM that was being transmitted online, the little light from Bethlehem was brought in by the Polish scouts by the Group of Polish Strawberries from the Hills of American Czestochowa. This year because of the pandemic, it was impossible to receive the light straight from the Christmas Basilica. Fortunately, we were able to find people who had kept Bethlehem’s Light in their homes throughout the entire year, thanks to which we were able to continue to keep this deep and holy symbol of this flame. The light of Bethlehem was distributed after Holy Mass to anyone who wanted to take it with them, and embellish the atmosphere of Christmas.
Fr. Marcin Ćwierz OSPPE
Translated from Polish by Monika Wydra
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