Friday, November 2, 2007

Celebration and Mission


We started off this week with our first celebration of the feast of the Divine Master. Jesus Master, Way, Truth, and Life, is the center of our spiritual life as Paulines, and the feast of the Divine Master is on the last Sunday of October. We began our celebration on Saturday evening with an Hour of Adoration together. On Sunday we celebrated the Master by bringing Him to the people. We had an all-day book exhibit at the archdiocesan pro-life conference. Fr. Frank Pavone was the keynote speaker and we were blessed to listen to his presentation. We met so many wonderful people at the conference who shared their stories with us.
Another highlight of this week was...Halloween! The Sisters prepared a very fun evening that included supper together, sharing stories and laughs, and discovering all kinds of costumes! Apparently our basement holds more "treasures" than we ever thought! As a result, here is the much-awaited picture of the three of us with Sr. Carmen Christi, our formator. Enjoy!
We are continuing with our classes and our apostolic activity. Please keep us in your prayers as we journey forward. And feel free to post any prayer intentions that you may have. See you next week -- may God bless you!

3 comments:

postulants said...

we are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

xaipe said...

Did you see this in the news?
Cardianl Camillo Ruini spoke to the religious at the Pontifical Urbanian University during the diocesan gathering of the Union of Major Superiors of Italy, which represents 1,287 communities and 22,000 religious in Rome.

According to the Roman diocesan weekly RomaSette, Cardinal Ruini said: “A priest from Novara told me that the theme of ‘Jesus’ is very much discussed by youth in blogs. The focus, though, comes from destructive books that are widespread today, and not from Benedict XVI’s book ‘Jesus of Nazareth.’

“What will the idea of Christ be in 10 years if these ideas triumph?”

The true Jesus

The 76-year-old prelate admitted, “I don’t understand the Internet, but especially young religious ought to enter blogs and correct the opinions of the youth, showing them the true Jesus.

“The teaching emergency is central in Benedict XVI’s concerns,” the cardinal said. “For him, education in the faith coincides with service to society, because to form someone in the faith means to form the human person.

“Simply giving motivations for living defeats nihilism and gives value to the human person, a value that is based on Christ himself, the fact that God became a man.”

The cardinal asserted that an educator’s testimony and content can matter more than pedagogical techniques.

He called for catechists to be creative in finding occasions for promoting Benedict XVI’s book, saying it shows the solidity of faith in the historical Jesus of the Gospels, and bases the identity of the Christian in a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.

Cardinal Ruini said that in Catholic schools, “the religious can witness to Christ in all their lessons, in the sciences, in history and even in Italian literature, in an inseparable union of faith and culture. Your creativity ought to find new techniques for the vocational challenge, which ought to develop in step with society.”

Congratulations on your blog!

Sr. Fay Josephine Pele said...

Hey you posts,
I like the new look! Thanks for sharing with us. Keeping you all in my prayers. Pray for us too.

Take care and God bless you.
Love ya all!
Fay