O Come, Little Children! O Come, One and All!

O Come, Little Children! O Come, One and All!

The good news of Christmas is simple: Jesus appeared as a child. A child is born and in that child is the Savior.

A true understanding of Christmas can at times be best recognized by what children teach us. In their genuine simplicity, in their unadulterated joy in the littlest things, in the spontaneity of their love and the freedom of their expectations, we can discover something of what God was telling us on that first Christmas when Jesus appeared as a child: embrace your dependence and trust in God.

Few occasions have the potential to capture hearts as Christmas does. May our reflection on O Come, Little Children; O Come, One and All do just that. View our video and rediscover the simplicity and gratitude that children can teach and Christmas celebrates. Allow it to give light and direction, love and joy, to your life and your living. See that Christmas is for one and all.

Blessings of peace and beauty and the heart of a child be yours now and in the New Year.

Sister Anne

Sister Anne Wambach, OSB, the twenty-first prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania is a native of Philadelphia. She moved to Mount St. Benedict Monastery in 1992 to respond to a desire to experience the monastic way of life. Previously a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Chestnut Hill, Sister Anne began the formal transfer process to the Erie Benedictines in 1993 and made her monastic profession in 1997.

Sister Anne has served the people of the Diocese of Erie as a teacher at St. Gregory's School in North East, Pa., from 1992-1995, and at the Neighborhood Art House in Erie, beginning as program director in 1995 and as executive director since 2005. She served on the Monastic Council from 2006-2010.