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 »

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 »