Easter is one of the most joyous celebrations in the Christian world. Sharing this joy, I want to embrace each one of you with love, and I wish that this Message of Easter Morning will give us the promise of new life, bring us the peace of the Risen Christ, calmness of heart and brightness of hope.
May our contemplation on this mystery and the miracle of the Resurrection strengthen our faith, rekindle our love, and bring His glorious light to guide us along the right way. Jesus-Love is the true Paschal Lamb, who freely gave his life on the cross for us (cf. 1 Corinthians 5:7). He is the "Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29); indeed, “worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing” (Revelation 5:12).
Let us strongly believe that Jesus is alive and He is among us. Let us make Him the center of our life and motivation of our actions. Allow Him to snatch you up anew and be fascinated by Him, because “Life is stronger than death. Good is stronger than evil. Love is stronger than hate. Truth is stronger than lies"( Benedict XVI).
Let us open our spirit to Christ, Infinite Love, and let us entrust ourselves to the Risen Christ, who made us the children of God and opens us to a renewal of the power of the Holy Spirit. May this freshness of love fill us all.
The Lord came to earth with a life to give,
so each one of us may continue to live.
Joyfully in the love of our Risen Lord,
Sr. Izabela Świerad, SAC
Superior General and the Council Sisters
Rome, Easter 2013