As the years go by, I value the importance of friends and acquaintances. Through the celebrations of jubilees, funerals and other occasions, I have had the opportunity to meet and spend time with many of the friends and relations of the Sisters of Compassion. As we all prepare for Christmas, I pray that you have many opportunities to meet with your friends and family. Thank you again for your generous support and the friendship that you offer the sisters and their co-workers. You are remembered in the sisters’ daily prayers.