Feast of the Divine Master 2017

Letter of Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan, Superior General

Dearest Sisters The Gospel for the Feast of Jesus Master, Year A, invites us to reflect on the last evening of Christ’s earthly life. In the so-called “Cenacle” or Upper Room of a house in Jerusalem, he performs the surprising gesture of washing the feet of his disciples–an act that even Jewish servants were not… Read more »

Prayer for young

in view of the Synod of Bishops 2018

Lord Jesus, in journeying towards the Synod, your Church turns her attention to all the young people of the world. We pray that they might boldly take charge of their lives, aim for the most beautiful and profound things of life and always keep their hearts unencumbered. Accompanied by wise and generous guides, help them… Read more »

Caritas Christi urget nos (2 Cor 5:14)

Porta Fidei 7

It is the love of Christ that fills our hearts and impels us to evangelize. Today as in the past, he sends us through the highways of the world to proclaim his Gospel to all the peoples of the earth (cf. Mt 28:19). Through his love, Jesus Christ attracts to himself the people of every… Read more »

Do not fear!

Going on mission is not like tourism, and Jesus cautions them: “you will find persecutions”. Jesus’ dispatch [of the disciples] on mission does not guarantee their success, just as it does not protect them from failure and suffering. They have to take into account both the possibility of rejection and that of persecution. This is… Read more »