As the snow blankets our campus, may the miracle of Christmas fill you with hope and joy as we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. This holiday season, may you know Christ's peace and experience the unconditional love that God wishes for us all. Let the light of the Season enter your heart and anticipate the promise of hope that exists in the stillness of Christmas.

I pray you have a healthy, happy and rejuvenating holiday break and that the extra time with family and friends creates happy memories you will cherish for years to come. I look forward to seeing you on campus or in my travels in 2014. I am anticipating a productive and wonderful new year as we continue God's work together.

May the Lord bless you and your family during this Christmas season, and may His light shine brightly upon you in the new year.


Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J.
President, John Carroll University