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VOCATION AND MISSION OF THE GOSPEL Sunday, 23 October, World Mission Sunday 2022

Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of October, in which he asks that the Church be one of synodality, which means walking together, along the same road.

As part of our preparations for the 200 years of the birth of Mother Bernarda our temporary professed sisters from our provinces throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America will post reflections on how their ‘Dreams as religious women follow in the footsteps of Mother Bernarda, today.’  Each month the sisters will share with us their dreams in a creative way under ‘themes’ that they chose during our online Zoom meeting with them last November. 

This months theme 'HOPE GIVES US COURAGE'...

WE ARE HEIRS OF THE DREAMS OF OUR FOUNDERS - HEIRS OF HOPE WHO HAVE NOT DISAPPOINTED THEM Pope Francis homily 2 February,2017

Mother Bernarda had the courage to immerse herself in the social reality of the century in which she lived, embracing its lights and shadows. She looked to the world not to condemn it but to love it like Jesus. The world was for her the precious place in which to live and proclaim the Gospel, not in a devotional way but in a constructive, prophetic way ... a way capable of changing the person from within. She felt that she participated in the typical style of God who sees the suffering of His people and bends down to save them (cf. Ex 3,7-10). She fulfilled the dream of bringing "life to the full and life in abundance" (Jn 10:10) through the education of the poorest and most disadvantaged in her society, so that, like her, they could find the true meaning of life in God.

This year, 2022, we invited several people for articles that help us to savour and make her legacy come alive: to look at and listen to the world from multiple perspectives and then bring it to life… Read real LIFE experiences…

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” W Berry

As Sisters of the Holy Cross, we commit ourselves to being co-creators that embrace God’s creation, and in solidarity we take measures to live sustainably, to promote justice, mercy and equality (Chapter Message 2019). 

As we strive to work together to make a difference, we unite ourselves in solidarity with religious women and men globally to ‘Sowing Hope for the Planet’ UISG Campaign.  

Follow link : https://www.sowinghopefortheplanet.org/

 

Mother Bernarda Heimgartner

"Expect much, yes, all from God"

 

We invite you to join us as we begin our nine-day novena prayer journey with Mother Bernarda Heimgartner, as we anticipate her 200th year of birth.  We pray for the world, we pray for all those who have asked for our prayers and we pray for our own personal intentions.

Mother Bernarda intercede for us... Amen 

To access the novena prayer in several languages click here... 

What is the Creation Care Prayer Network?
The Creation Care Prayer Network is a network of communities committed to the healing of our common home. The network is connected through prayer and Eucharistic adoration and warmly welcomes religious and lay contemplative communities.
Time to act...
you are invited to join the care of the creation prayer network by registering on the link...https://laudatosipray.org/

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HOLY CROSS FEAST

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mind set as Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature of God, did not consider equality with God.. He humbled himself by becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross!”(Phil.2: 5-8)

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Listen. Behold, the Sower went out to sow His seedMark 4.3

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sri Lanka.

During this unrest period, we hold dear our Sisters in the Sri Lankan province and all its people along with all others who are suffering, isolated and subjected to the horrors of war and violence throughout different parts of the world. Pope Francis on Sunday implored the authorities of Sri Lanka to listen to the cries of their people, suffering under the country’s worst economic crisis in 70 years.

We pray, in solidarity with all our sisters and brothers in Sri Lanka, that there may be peace in the midst of severe limits that threaten the life and dignity of God’s people who continue to suffer the effects of political and economic instability, that God will protect them. Amen

The Church of God is convoked in Synod.

With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church. This site will accompany the two-year journey (2021-2023) of reflection and sharing of the whole Church. 

https://www.synod.va/en.html...

"By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission."

"With my Lord in my heart I go out to meet the whole world and I am sure that with Him I will always win. I do not worry at all: He will take care of every difficulty" Armida Barelli

On 30 April this year in Milan (Italy), Armida Barelli was beatified, a woman totally dedicated to the Christian formation of young people at the Catholic University and in the lay movement of Catholic Action in Italy. We wish to rejoice in this beatification because Armida Barelli studied as an elementary teacher at the boarding house and the Seminar of our Sisters of the Holy Cross in Menzingen, from 1895 to 1900. Through the life and beatification of Armida we can also see the beauty of our Holy Cross educational charism and spirituality shine. 

https://www.notedipastoralegiovanile.it/images/Santi_e_Testimoni/armida_barelli.pdf