Who are we? What is the purpose of our being—individually and congregationally? Who do we envision ourselves to be for the next five years?
The Twentieth Ordinary General Chapter’s theme “Humble servants called to be prophetic witnesses of hope in today’s world” strikingly specifies the BEING dimension of the RVM. It is the strand that binds all that we hope to accomplish together within a five-year journey. In what possible and feasible ways can we possibly BE MORE? Let me count some ways: we can choose to BE MORE — read more...
Introduction: (September 7, 2015)
As we adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, let us thank Him for loving us and helping us to love Him in return. May our vigil at this moment be our expression of our gratitude and joy and our desire to be in communion with God and all creation as we commemorate the Year of Consecrated Life, the Year of the Poor and in preparation for the 267th Death Anniversary of our dear Foundress, Venerable Ignacia del Espiritu Santo and the birthday of our Mother Mary, the Blessed Mother of God and our Mother tomorrow.
The year 2014 will be etched in the memory of the Catholic faithful as the year when two popes were canonized, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. For us who belong and are in any way connected to the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, the year 2014 has another special significance. It marks the three hundred thirty (330) years of existence of this Congregation that grew from the small group of faithful native women began by our Foundress, Venerable Ignacia del Espiritu Santo.
Good morning. Reflecting on the topic given me today which is Ignacia’s Advocacy for the Poor, I would like to stress one characteristic that I think is central in her advocacy for the Poor. It is Incarnational!