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Easter 2018

Letter of Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan, Superior General

To All the Sisters.  Dearest Sisters, Easter is here! Once again we feel invited into the garden where the Lord was buried. Like Mary Magdalene, we listen to his voice calling us. We see him and touch him. Longing for him to stay with us, we cry out with immense love: “Rabbouni…Master!” Let us allow… Read more »

Toward the 11th General Chapter: Letter of the Superior General

Rome, 28 February 2018 To the Circumscription Superiors, Superiors of Communities Dependent on the General Government and All the Sisters  Dear Sisters, I am writing to you during this “favorable time” of preparation for Easter and two weeks prior to 15 March 1953–the day on which we will be celebrating the 65th anniversary of pontifical… Read more »

Trust God

Letter of Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan, Superior General

Dearest Sisters, Each year, the anniversary of Maestra Thecla’s “birth to heaven” finds us all united in remembering her in prayer and in the desire to imitate her docility to the will of God and great love for the Gospel. Little by little, as we penetrate her life more deeply–including through the many letters (over… Read more »

Developing Virtue in a Digital Society

  Virtue is a personal “device” that Michel Foucault would have included in what he called “technologies of the self.” But the concept of “device” should be understood according to the meaning attributed to it by this significant French philosopher. A device is not a contraption, an instrument, an electronic gadget. In the present context,… Read more »

Jerusalem: Loss and Recovery of the Word…

The Journey of the Word in Mary

After having moved through the streets of Nazareth in fresh, verdant Galilee, and from there journeyed south to Ain Karem and Bethlehem in dusty, sun-baked Judea, the travels of the Word come to a halt in Jerusalem (the Hebrew word Yerûšälaºim means “city of peace” and its Arabic counterpart, al-Quds, means “holy city”). The best… Read more »

Launching the preparations for our 11th General Chapter

Rome, 6 January 2018 To the Circumscription Superiors, Superiors of the Communities Dependent on the General Government and All the Sisters       Dear Sisters, Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany–the feast of “light and traveling.” Guided by the light of Christ, the Magi first make a stopover in Jerusalem. These… Read more »