Sister teaching little ones about Consecrated Life
"And Jesus, looking upon him, loved him." This is the love of the Redeemer: a love that flows from all the human and divine depths of the Redemption. This love reflects the eternal love of the Father, who "so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
Holy Saturday is the day on which the Church contemplates the rest of Christ in the tomb, after the victorious battle of the cross. She remembers his descent into the world of death to heal the roots of humanity, and she expects his promise to be fulfilled: "The Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, they will condemn him to death and deliver him to the Gentiles..., they will kill him, and in three days he will be resurrected " (Mk 10, 33-34).
“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife” (Mt 1-20).
These are key words in the life of St Joseph, descendant of David. With them the eternal Father entrusts to a man – to the carpenter of Nazareth – a great mystery of God.
"...an adventure of love that demands everything, because it can give everything."
"At the base of consecrated chastity, there is an experience of being involved in an adventure of love that demands everything, because it can give everything. There is a kind of falling in love that makes the light of every other creature fade away. There is a sensation that, by responding to divine seduction, God becomes the only One. It is in this way that one chooses God and commit oneself to Him, who is loved as one's only love. There is a realization that one can have many friends and brothers and sisters, but only one Spouse."
- Pier Giordano Cabra
Mary, Mother and Model of Religious, pray for us!
"...the purpose of consecrated life is conformity to Christ in His gift of self..."
After Jesus called His disciples, He spent a good deal of time patiently working to form them to follow in His footsteps and to bear His likeness to the world. In the same manner, souls consecrated to Christ embark on a life time journey of formation, the purpose of which is gradual identification with Christ.