Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

2010 Holiday Message

December 21, 2010

Dear Members of the Loyola Community,

Our semester draws to a close in the dark and cold of the winter season. It is also a holy season. With Hanukkah just completed and the Islamic New Year just begun, those among us who are Christian remain in a season of waiting. We await the coming of God as an infant named Jesus, a perfect light incarnate, born into the dark and cold of a world in need. This is the Christian narrative from which our University is born. 

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to each of you, Christian and non-Christian alike, who contribute to our shared work in expanding the light of knowledge, the search for truth, and the building of a more just and compassionate world. Your commitment and dedication are noteworthy and greatly appreciated. 

I wish you and your family an abundance of blessings this holiday season and in the New Year. And, I look forward to celebrating all that we have accomplished together at the annual Christmas luncheon, which will take place tomorrow on the Lake Shore Campus in the Halas Sports Center at 11:30 a.m.

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and holiday season, and hope that your time with family and friends is joyful and blessed.


Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.