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We begin the month of October and the Pope invites us to celebrate an extraordinary missionary month: "I have asked that the whole Church revive her missionary awareness and commitment as we commemorate the centenary of the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud of Pope Benedict XV (30 November 1919)" (Pope Francisco). Certainly, an opportunity of conversion to Jesus, of pastoral renewal and missionary animation is offered to the whole people of God and in a special way to us Claretian Missionary Sisters. Thus, it is a special invitation to renew our baptismal and charismatic responsibility, in which the Lord has consecrated us and has granted us the grace to follow Christ, in imitation of the Apostles in the mission of the Church of announcing until death the Gospel in the whole world. Let us live and feel with the local Churches all the activities that the Spirit’s creativity would inspire us for.
On September 29, in the context of the world day of emigrants and refugees, accepting the call made by the Church to show faith through the works of charity, compassion, inclusion, the community of Calandrelli has celebrated 25 years of religious consecration of our sister Maria Dolores S. general secretary.
With a heart full of gratitude to God for the gift of the Claretian vocation lived in fidelity to the service of the Kingdom, together with her we have renewed our Claretian missionary commitment in the daily life of life, where our lives are offered joining action with contemplation ."I have chosen you as an instrument of my voice for great things, and this, only by my eternal disposition"(Aut. MP 39).
The general government has begun its long session of meetings on September 16 and 18, has had a day of recollection the General Curia of the Missionaries of Consolada in Nepi (50 KM from Rome). The day has been an opportunity to pray in silence, contemplate the wonders of nature and our reality, enlightening with the Word of God. The confrontation between the announcement to Mary and the announcement to Zacharia with the words of Pope Francis to the consecrated persons and pastoral animators in Maputo (Mozanbique) inspired our prayer and a deep fraternal sharing
In this time of meetings we count on your prayers in a special way.
On the 12th of September, after having 3 moments of shared evaluations, we had the closing thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration presided by the Prior of St. Peter’s Church, Reus, Fr. Joan Anton Cedó. For this occasion Maria Gaitagoitia, the Provincial superior of the Province of Europe and Jolanda Hernic were also present.
It was a moment of recalling all what we have experienced and to thank God and all who were part of Evocando during this period. We were very much grateful to the community of Reus for their sisterly love and concern.
At the end of the mass, each of us received the certificate of Diploma as all are graduated from the Evocando. We shared our joy and happiness and at the same time, felt it is the time to separate from each other, and to go back to our respective communities to begin our ministries with renewed spirits.
We extend our special thanks to Ana Maria and Amilbia for their untiring work and accompaniment and all the sisters in the General Government. We also express our heartfelt gratitude to our Provincial and Delegation Superiors for giving us this wonderful opportunity.
May this experience bear fruit in His time!
Thank you dear sisters for each and every one of your prayerful support.
May God bless you!
"Do not worry. I have called you by your name, you are mine… with you I am ”. (Is 43)
On September 8 in the parish of San Domenico de Guzman Cinquina Rome, Celeste Maria form the Province of Europe has dedicated herself for a lifetime to the Lord in our family of Sisters of Mary Immaculate Claretian Missionaries.
We give thanks and praise to God and to Mary, mother and faithful disciple in the following of Christ.