The bells of the church next door, which have been silent during these months of lockdown, have started ringing again and slowly life begins again here in Italy. With caution, attention and a thousand rules.
But for many countries, the end of the pandemic is still a long way off. The doubts, the questions, and the sadness for those who have left us remain…
The Feast of our Sacred Heart is approaching and I thought I would send you the beautiful words that our Superior General, Sr. Barbara Dawson has dedicated to this very important day for us.
Waiting to hear from you and hoping to be able to meet and see you again with enthusiasm and joy, I embrace you.
“On Pentecost weekend, I sat in the Villa Lante garden experiencing the beauty of spring in our common home and asking Sophie to help me discover what the Pierced Heart of Jesus is inviting us to in our 21st century crisis moment. The suffering Sophie saw around her and her deep experience of the wounded Heart of Jesus, gave her the courage to act, to be an active part of God’s plan to be and show God’s love in the midst of violence and desecration in the 19th century. The CALL I heard from Sophie is a call to SOLIDARITY:
Enter into the Pierced Heart of Jesus
Experience the suffering of God’s people and all creation
Be in solidarity with each other and with people who are suffering
Do not sit and wait