CALLED         TO            BE           CREDIBLE          WITNESSES         TO          THE          COMPASSION           AND        JOY          OF          THE           GOSPEL
On December 8, we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is an occasion to praise God for the GIFT OF MARY, Mother of God and our mother. This celebration - situated in the first days of Advent - reminds us of the unique destiny of this young Jewish woman, chosen by God to be the mother of our Saviour.
Advent is the season of Light. It is the time of hope, of expectation of what is to come again, not a passive and inert waiting, but an active hope, which is lived in joy.
On this year, with the solemnity of Christ the King, we close the liturgical year and the Jubilee of Mercy. The kingship of Jesus is a different kingship, exercised in love, service and self-giving. Jesus continues to invite us to follow Him and to be merciful like the Father.
On 14th November evening, we celebrate the Transitus of Mary of the Passion, Foundress of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. The word TRANSITUS means the passage from this life to another life with God. On 15th November, we celebrate her Liturgical Feast.
General Chapter
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