I believe …
Rome, Easter 2021
In his Easter message, the Risen Lord greets us with the words Peace be with you! Christ on the Cross - the paschal Lamb - brings to a tired world the gift of new life: redemption! Peace and joy are the fruit of the paschal journey of Christ, who "himself, in his body, bore our sins on the tree of the Cross" (1 Peter 2:24).
My dear Sisters, my wish this year is that the Celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord will fill our hearts with the light of Christ, symbolized by the paschal candle as a sign of life and directs our eyes to Christ, who conquered death. Let us draw anew from the paschal source, of the waters of Holy Baptism which, in the midst of the desert of this time, makes it possible to build an oasis of life and calls us in our difficult today to confess with conviction: I believe in God the Father Almighty and in Jesus Christ His Son and our Lord! I believe in the Holy Spirit! I believe in the holy Catholic Church, in the forgiveness of sins, in the resurrection of the dead and in everlasting life!
In the solemn song of the Easter liturgy, in the joy of the redeemed, let us sing the hymn of hope, sealed by His death and Resurrection: Alleluia! Let us be close to the source of life!
Christ is Risen! Alleluia!
With the gift of prayer and unity,
Sr. Izabela Świerad SAC
Superior General with the Council