Within one month we will be welcoming all the Chapter delegates in the Spirituality Center of Passionist Fathers on Monte Celio in Rome. We intensify our prayers while getting ready with the preparation.
"The challenge of the Chapter is to continue SEEKING TOGETHER and to find the will of God in today's history, for which openness, listening and docility to the Spirit are required; out of this attitude we ask ourselves what is God's dream for the Congregation? What am I willing to do to get it? What will be my collaboration in that searching? What will my commitment be to make it a reality?"
Roma Monte Celio-Passionisti
The community life is like an image and participation of the Trinitarian life in its reciprocity of love and of service, unity of action and distinction of functions. All our communities must strive to make real the relationships between the three Divine Persons, within a perfect unity: "May they all be one, as You and I are one" (Jn 17,21). (Doc. Cap. 1969, 67)
We reflect ourselves in Her like in a mirror.
We invoke Holy Spirit in this "Chapter time", for our preparations, discernments, expectations; on our limitations and great desires. We revive our prayers, as maria Soledad was inviting us:
“Life when we internalize it, we experience that all the fruit of the Spirit does not come without Jesus; there is, in our hands, to desire, ask, open, dispose, seek ... and listen; each one in listening to others and all in listening to the "Spirit of truth" (Jn 14:17) to know what He "says to the Churches" (Rev 2: 7). That is why prayer is particularly important in this time when we need the light and strength of the Lord to desire and seek what God wants for the Congregation. Let us pray for each other, since all the members are necessary and vital in the body....”
In Kottapitiya, Chilaw, the novitiate in Sri Lanka, our sister Nancy Croos has made her religious profession on 31st of May, in the hands of Rani Michael, Superior of the South Asian Delegation.
We thank the Lord for the gift of the Claretian vocation and together with Nancy, we entrust ourselves to his Love and Fidelity in order to follow in his footsteps in the style of Claret-Paris.
What VOCATION is about? It is a call that God constantly addresses with to live with Him and follow the footsteps of Jesus. It is living of whom put on the path of constant listening to Him. The vocation has its roots in the unfading love of God that creates each one in unrepeatable way, and look at him or her as a uncompleted project of existence, growing with Him and in the encounter with others.
The Claretian Vocation is to life out this project in a concrete apostolic lifestyle, in community and at the service of the Church, in simplicity and evangelizing passion to bring the Good News to every creature.
Happy Claretian Vocation Day!