In preparation for the feast of the Pentacost: Come Holy Spirit, make us fruitful disciples…
Mary joyfully embraces her cousin Elizabeth who, while exchanging the greeting, touches gently Mary’s womb with her hand, underlining that she is already ‘touching the mystery’, and she is the first to reveal and witness the truthfulness.
The joy of the kingdom brought to realization can only spring from the simultaneous celebration of the death and resurrection of the Lord. This is the paradox of the Christian condition which sheds particular light on that of the human condition: neither trials nor sufferings have been eliminated from this world, but they take on a new meaning in the certainty of sharing in the redemption wrought by the Lord and of sharing in His glory. …
We should not search for ideal communities. We have to love those that God has placed close to us. They are the sign of the presence of God for us. We would have wished different persons, but these are the ones God has given us, whom he has chosen for us. It is with them we have to create unity.
Mary gave us the Light of the world, an event that changes our history for ever…
The visit to Elizabeth to Mary is one of the Bible’s most beautiful expressions of what it means to form community, to be together, gathered around a promise that we are waiting for, affirming what is happening among us
Month of November
The last month of the liturgical year invites us to reflect on our final destiny. “What would be my legacy if God were to call me today? What legacy would I leave as a testimony of my life?”
Maria Bambina, «hope and dawn of salvation for the whole world» whom God chose as the Mother of his Son. She walks with us towards the Synod. We seek, together with her, to listen to the voice of God who inspires courage and bestows the grace needed to respond to his call: «Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God» (Lk 1:30).
In the splendour of heavenly glory shines the One who, by reason of her humility, was made great in the sight of the Most High to the point that all generations call her blessed (cf. Lk 1:48).
The Church celebrates three birthday solemnities– The Nativity of Jesus, the Nativity of Mary and that of John the Baptist. This gives a glimpse of the greatness of the saint whose birthday we celebrate.