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Today we thank God for the life of Marta Moroder, claretian missionary known for many of us as the sculpture maker of so many Christ’s, Virgin Mary and saints; statues and paintings present in the whole world.
The beauty and delicate shape of her arts speak about her spirit of wonder and artistic talent helping the observer to enter in contact with what or whom her sculpture represents.
While her terrain life went to an end her works will continue speaking about God and His beauty.
Here is the album of her works
The month of May is starting, and as every year, we wish to meet as a family to pray, reflect and celebrate the gift of the claretian vocation and of every vocation that becomes a gift of service to humanity.
Let it be a time where we can LIVE JOYFULLY IN GRATITUDE, BE HAPPY! And infect the people around us. In this time of pandemic we are sure that the community experience acquires other nuances and challenges. It is a great opportunity to transform our home into an environment of life, of faith, of mission, where daily life, community relations, the way of praying and the commitment to the weakest give an even greater meaning, a new voice to life lived as a VOCATION.
We want to get into the boat of our life, of the congregational, ecclesial and world life, illuminated by the Word, in "connection" with Jesus, and desiring that He will enlighten us on the journey of existence.
On 22nd April 2020, the 50th anniversary of Mother Earth Day was celebrated with the theme "Climate Action".
It was 1970 when about 20 million Americans (10% of the U.S. population of the time) took to the streets to create environmental awareness and to save the planet. This is considered as the first Earth Day.
Some sisters of the general house have participated in the invitation: "45 minutes for the EARTH", promoted by the CMF and open to the whole claretian family, with the objective of praying, reflecting and committing ourselves in concrete actions to preserve the Earth, our Home. The online experience has allowed us to overcome all the barriers of confinement and has made us feel a universal family united in the same values.
we thank you for creating the world as garden of Eden with beauty and goodness.
We realise that we have destroyed it.
Give us today the strength to commit ourselves to live in solidarity with the earth and all its creatures.
Give us the voices of the prophets to speak out for environmental solidarity.
Give to us an opportunity to your Eden once again.
On April 18, in more than three hours of online meeting, the major superiors and the general government shared about the reality that the provinces are experiencing in this time of fragility, pain and ... trying to sow hope. Both the general team and all the Entities live the consequences of the pandemic, above all in the concern for the sisters and their health, for the relatives, collaborators, staff and students of our centers. We are affected in our spirit and our faith is put to the test. This leads us to a stronger openness to God and trust in Him, "hope against all hope" ... to be able to give support to others. We see how the situation is affecting the mobility of all, so the isolation focuses us in our communities and, from there, in their projection through the communication technologies, as well as in the concrete solidarity activities with those most needy. Confined coexistence reveals new community qualities, although it also creates tensions. Government visits in the provinces are affected. Canonical visits, fraternal visits, meetings between communities, formation projects, both at the general and provincial levels. The economy is affected in still unpredictable dimensions. All this it is not only constraining us to rethink the calendars and priorities of governments, but to launch the creativity of the Spirit to envision and renew our missionary life. Moments of crisis expose our best qualities and most strongly reveal our vulnerabilities. We feel challenged, but with a very uncertain horizon and that is why we have given ourselves time to more listen to, agree on criteria for changes in the planned activities, for the priorities in the path of restoration. We have felt a great joy in the encounter that in the Paschal climate we call hope. (Rome, April 19)