Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.”Col.3:15
Rome, November 2015
I want to let you know, that I appreciate very much your continued prayers and offerings of support, all what you are for our community. As we celebrate Thanksgiving I want to give THANKS to every Sister in all our homes for our elderly Sisters within the Congregation. It is virtuous and honorable to be grateful. Pope Francis asked us many times to give THANKS. “The words ’Please’, ‘Thank you,’ and ‘I’m Sorry’ should always remain “in our hearts, in our homes and in our communities”, he said (13.05.2015).
Many times gestures, sacrifices, acts of love that you do are not visible for those who live with you, but as Mother Pauline said: “God looks at our hearts”. He sees every single gesture and He knows of your love and your offering.
Thank you, my dear Sisters for
Your faithful prayers
Your greetings for every feast day
Your being a truly SCC
Your witness of Love
I am making my own the words of St. Paul “Because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might.” (Ephesians 1:15-17)
Every Sister is in my heart and in my daily prayers. May the Lord bless us and give us all what we need to do His will. With Mary, let us sing together "My soul proclaims the goodness of the Lord!". Happy Feast also on December 8th!
With a loving heart, your
Sister María del Rosario
"The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A marvelous prayer! Marvelous in its simplicity and its depth. In the prayer we repeat many times the words that the Virgin Mary heard from the Archangel, and from her kinswoman Elizabeth." The whole Church joins in these words. I
t can be said that the rosary is, in a certain way, a prayer-commentary on the last chapter of the Constitution Lumen Gentium of Vatican II, a chapter which deals with the wonderful presence of the Mother of God in the mystery of Christ and the Church.
In fact, against the background of the words “Ave Maria” there pass before the eyes of the soul the main episodes in the life of Jesus Christ. They are composed altogether of the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries, and they put us in living communion with Jesus through—we could say—His Mother’s heart.
At the same time our heart can enclose in these decades of the rosary all the facts that make up the life of the individual, the family, the nation, the Church and mankind. Personal matters and those of one’s neighbor, and particularly of those who are closest to us, who are dearest to us. Thus in the simple prayer of the rosary beats the rhythm of human life.
O Mary, who place the Rosary in our hands, teach us to pray it, becoming in your school genuine contemplatives and witnesses of Christ.
Pope John Paul II