Introductory session with Sr. M. Regina Cesarato, Superior General
|Session with Sr. M. Regina, Superior General|
So why this phrase? When will Christ be 'formed' in us? More so how is He being formed in us each day? These are questions which Sr. Regina used to help us enter into the pedagogy of the journey of Christification. It does not happen instantly and requires constant commitment and perseverance. It is a journey which continues to move onwards and does not turn back. In this optic we can look at perpetual profession for it too moves towards a fixed goal and destination. However, the journey never finishes and thus, perpetual profession is a step towards eternity. It is a step carried out in love and love never ends. Therefore with our offering we become a sign of God's love which knows no end. Similarly just as signs and symbols point to a deeper reality, with divine help, our witness of consecration points to the mystery of the love of God, a profound mystery which we continue to deepen every day.
|Sr. M. Regina|
Every day we are at the school of the Eucharist, the Word of God, of charity- it is here alone that we can know Jesus. Consequently the journey allows us to become integrated women, capable of bringing life where we go, free from fear. We can take the centurion as our model, as proposed in St. Luke's Gospel today. He was sure that Jesus' word was enough to cure his servant. Jesus' word is enough! And so too in our lives, Jesus, Word of the Father is enough for us, God always keeps his promises even in the midst of our infidelities. His greatest promise was to send his Son as the Word made Flesh who is the departure and arrival point of our journey because of his intense relationship with the Father.
Thanks to Sr. M. Regina for an interesting introductory session and for giving us plenty of food for thought and for prayer,for tracing out the journey of Christification with clarity and example.
The journey continues...!