Every "YES" of faith, of following Jesus renews the history of the Church, of our Congregation. In the YES of Mary, that we remember on 25th of March, all the responses of fidelity to God are united and renewed. Day of the Annunciation we celebrated in the community of Ciampino, the 25th anniversary of the Profession of Priscilla Latela. In a family atmosphere, in the presence of the Superior General Soledad Galerón, Mayte Garitagoitia - Provincial of Europe. And many sisters from Rome, the family, we have experienced a heartfelt Eucharistic celebration presided by Gonzalo Fernandez, Vicar General CMF and
concelebrated by several priests. Through the intercession of Mary, we thank God for Lia' vocation and prayed to strengthen and continue to make fruitful the Claretian path of Lia especially with new missionary vocations. How good is to find a way to say YES to God’s life in us! Hopefully many can encounter in this way the source of their growth and happiness!
Teresita Albarracin (1927-1946) – Claretian Missionary Sister
Little more than 19 years, very few but for her and for God they were enough to come to realize in her life a process that transformed this teenager with great desires in a young woman capable of unconditional self -giving.
The process she went through had two great strengths: her love for Jesus and her trust in the Father, expressed in an extraordinary, yet at the same time simple capacity, to translate it into small and concrete gestures of each day. A daily life with meaning and consciously desired, even "impatiently" as a sign of love: this is the life of Teresita.
This was the fundamental motivation of her decision to enter the missionary Congregation that she kept alive till the end. This motivation has been integrating her, attracting as a magnet to her Center that was Jesus.
What a wonderful example of life! Who is today searching God and ways to serve Him? … “Whom shall I send?”…
(in the respourses you may find more about her life)
131 days are left ! ... to begin the most important assembly in the life of the Congregation: the XVII General Chapter. Our pre-chapter path is advancing. While from all the communities and apostolic realities we continue to pray for each other, invoking the Spirit and asking for His gifts: of listening to history and to God, of discernment and a sense of communion, etc. ..., we are also taking steps in the preparation.
The Reports on Governance (Memoria) should already be in the General Secretariat, the Reports of Administration and the Evaluation and Projection are in preparation. This craftsmanship of weavers, where we bring for from different levels the threads of our realities of life and mission, is the raw material in which the Spirit will make us discover within the traces of God and future horizons.
We thank all for the collaboration and encouragement in these, sometimes tedious tasks, which are an irreplaceable expression of the vitality of the missionary community and witnesses to its memory so important for our faithful walk to the charism received.
link: INVOCANDO AL ESPIRITU
"As Claretian sisters, in every place where we are inserted, we carry out our mission. There, in each particular and concrete Church, we are sent to proclaim the Good News with our life and with our words. "
The province of Latin America (sisters of Peru, Argentina, Panama, and Colombia) meet in the second assembly (February 16-19)in preparation for the XVII General Chapter in Bosa - Colombia. With the brochure guide ‘evaluation – projection’ they share the contributions, while strengthening the fraternal bonds and reviving the Claretian spirit.
As usual February 2nd, the day of consecrated life, Pope Francis invites us with new insights. In this time of preparation for the XVII General Chapter we are particularly moved by the words urging the mission:
“All of us are aware of the multicultural transformation we are experiencing; no one doubts this. Hence, it is all the more important for consecrated men and women to be one with Jesus, in their lives and in the midst of these great changes. Our mission – in accordance with each particular charism – reminds us that we are called to be a leaven in this dough. Perhaps there are better brands of flour, but the Lord has called us to be leaven here and now, with the challenges we face. Not on the defensive or motivated by fear, but with our hands on the plough, helping the wheat to grow, even though it has frequently been sown among weeds. Putting Jesus in the midst of his people means having a contemplative heart, one capable of discerning how God is walking through the streets of our cities, our towns and our neighbourhoods. Putting Jesus in the midst of his people means taking up and carrying the crosses of our brothers and sisters. It means wanting to touch the wounds of Jesus in the wounds of a world in pain, which longs and cries out for healing.”
Let the Spirit of Jesus continue to enligthen our path.