Solemnity of St. Vincent Pallotti 22 January 2016
From the Spiritual Center of Pallottine celebrations, in San Salvador in Onda, where we gather for the annual Triduum of our Founder, we wish to send you our greetings and assure you of our prayers.
Together with the Church we live in an extraordinary time of the Holy Year, the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis said that "Celebrating a Jubilee of Mercy is equivalent to placing once again the specific nature of the Christian Faith, namely Jesus Christ, the merciful God at the center of our personal life and that of our communities." (Audience 9 December 2015).
“O Lord. The Word becomes flesh,
God dwells among us, the Word of God, Mercy Incarnate"
St. Faustina Kowalska
After the Advent preparation we reached the joyful Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. God, in His generous gesture of the loving Father, opens for us the door to His heart. He sends us Jesus, who Himself is the door to Him. We are invited to enter and to be welcomed by the love of the Child Jesus in the manger. From Him shines the merciful Face of the Father, revealing for us God’s immeasurable, boundless goodness to humanity - to you and to me. Pope Francis desires that each one can make this saving experience and encourages us: "Let ourselves be embraced by the mercy of God, who waits for us and forgives everything. Nothing is sweeter than his mercy. Let us allow ourselves to be caressed by God." (Angelus 08.12.2015)
Stand up and raise your heads high, because your redemption is at hand. Luke 21:28
Advent is near! In this time of waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, I desire to embrace each Sister with a gesture of cordial love and to share my reflection on this season. It is so beautiful and unique that we shall not allow it to pass like a gust of wind.
The mystery of this time lies in silence. Let us discover anew the value and healing of tranquility with its power and its beauty, because in silence new life conceives, nature reawakes, love is born, and music and poetry are created. In silence we can discover our Creator, and only in this silence can we hear His Word.
Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out “Rabboni!” (J 20, 16)
With the Easter proclamation Alleluia we wish to be united with one other and express our festive wishes for all. May the Resurrection of our Lord, which brings a great joy and spiritual rebirth, fulfill us with peace, faith and strength to go over all difficulties, brings a new inner harmony and a spiritual spring, which will help us to look with hope for our future.
Christ is Risen! - Truly, He is Risen!
We believe that Jesus is alive, and because of His love for us, He gave His life on the Cross, so that we may have eternal life with Him.