Maynooth University held its annual Carol Service last week. Three choirs sang the old favourites, as well some not so familiar, for an attendance of over 400 in the College Chapel.
The President of Maynooth College spoke, however, about the 17 or so million who where forced out of their homes in different parts of the world this year and are today’s migrants.
He recalled that the first Christmas was about a migrant family and welcoming the stranger.
He did not mention those homeless in Beijing because the government decided recently to move out those with very low incomes to make the city safer. However, in the year that commemorates the 100th year of the Maynooth Mission to China, they could not be forgotten.