May the peace, joy, and love of our Lord visit you and your family this holiday season.
I am Sister Maria Magdalena of the White Petals Congregation. Every Christmas, our organization hosts a simple gathering for the homeless children of the city. We go around each city block and invite every homeless child we see to come and share Christmas with us at our small convent.
Our celebration is not much. We just prepare a simple meal of whatever it is we can cook with whatever donations we receive from generous souls. Sometimes we are lucky to receive enough to cook spaghetti and meatballs, and sometimes we just get enough to cook soup and give the kids a few loaves of bread.
Whatever it is we may prepare, we are always thankful that the Lord has allowed us to reach those who have enough to give, and helped us in opening their hearts and allowing the true spirit of Christmas to enter their homes.