Dear Grandfathers and Grandmothers,
Dear Elderly Friends,
“I am with you always” (Mt 28:20): this is the promise the Lord made to his disciples before he ascended into heaven. They are the words that he repeats to you today, dear grandfathers and grandmothers, dear elderly friends. “I am with you always” are also the words that I, as Bishop of Rome and an elderly person like yourselves, would like to address to you on this first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone! Read full text...
This year we dedicate our congregational magazine "LIFE" to the legacy of Mother Bernarda which lives on in our hearts, minds and souls as Holy Cross Sisters today.
We invite you to share in the living experiences reflected in each page... read more...
"Trust is the source of inner joy..." Mother Bernarda
In the month of July, the Holy Father calls on all to become “architects of dialogue and friendship” to solve the conflicts and causes of division that exist in society and among individual people. Only through dialogue, he says, is it possible to avoid the constant polarization and social enmity that destroy so many relationships. Read all: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2021-06/pope-francis-july-2021-prayer-intention-social-friendship.html
Instituting the ministry of CATECHIST
The role played by catechists is one specific form of service among others within the Christian community. Catechists are called first to be expert in the pastoral service of transmitting the faith as it develops through its different stages from the initial proclamation of the kerygma to the instruction that presents our new life in Christ and prepares for the sacraments of Christian initiation, and then to the ongoing formation that can allow each person to give an accounting of the hope within them (cf. 1 Pet 3:15). Read more...
25th Anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation Vita Consecrata
Mar 26, 2021 | Consecrated Life
The Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA), Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, sent a message to all consecrated men and women on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation Vita Consecrata of St. John Paul II. In his message, Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, invites Consecrated Religious to continue being “witnesses of beauty” and thus awaken in others the attraction for what is beautiful and true, first of all, the face of God; namely:
“Consecrated men and women must reawaken in themselves, but above all in the men and women of our time, an attraction for what is beautiful and true.
Beautiful, then, not only courageous, and truthful, must be the witness and the word offered, because the face we proclaim is beautiful.
Beautiful must be what we do and how we do it.
Beautiful is the fraternity and the atmosphere that one breathes.
Beautiful is the temple and the liturgy, to which all are invited […].
It is beautiful to be together in his name, to work together, even if tiring at times”.
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“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/
“Today, too, the Spirit is calling men and women to set out and encounter all those who are waiting to discover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Christian faith.” Pope Francis
A Consecrated Woman is a follower of Christ, on fire with love, who spreads its flames wherever she goes. She desires mightily and strives by all means possible to set everyone on fire with God’s love. Nothing daunts her: she embraces sacrifices, welcomes work, smiles and endures hardships and glories in the Cross of Jesus Christ. Her only concern is how she may follow Christ and imitate Him in praying, working, enduring and striving constantly and solely for the greater glory of God and the salvation of humankind. Lord may we be women of such character, Amen.