Opening of the trimester in preparation for Perpetual Profession
|The junior sisters with Sr. Regina, Superior General, |
Sr's Celine and Sr. Micaela, General Councillors who will be
accompanying us on this journey
After unloading all the suitcases and accompanying their sisters to their rooms, we embarked on the mini-tour of the house, met the rest of the community and went for Adoration in the Church of Jesus Master before meeting for an informal meeting with our guides Sr. M. Celine and Sr. M. Micaela who gave us some orientation for the next few months.
With gratitude to God for the marvels that He continues to work in our lives, we joined the other PDDM communities of Via Portuense for the breaking of the Bread and the Word of Life at 9.00 am this morning for the opening of the Trimester. Fr. Juan Galaviz, ssp, was the celebrant for the Eucharist. With Sr. Fiorella's musical enthuasism encouraging the liturgical assembly to partecipate even more with the singing, the celebration was a true celebration of the Day of the Lord. The recessional hymn "Jubilate Deo" was very fitting, echoing the joy of the sisters who begin this time of preparation.
|At the tomb of M. M. Scholastica Rivata, first Disciple of the Divine Master|
Another bout of exploring was on the cards, venturing as far as the novitiate house where there is an abundance of fruit in season,much to the delight of the sisters who carried out their own private 'fruit-testing'!
Another discovery was the 'Pauline' cart in the novitiate garden, reminding us that the next few months are a time to verify if the wheels of prayer, apostolate, poverty and study are all in tandem!
|Making sure the Pauline cart moves on all four wheels!|
Maybe this is the moment to introduce you to the group, so here it goes!
Sr. M. Gabriela- from the Polish Province
Sr. M. Hedda- from the Province of the Philippines- Taiwan-Hong Kong
Sr. M. Justine- from Burkina Faso and part of the African Delegation
Sr. M. Marta- originally from Nicaragua, part of the USA Delegation
Sr. M. Kelly- from the Brazilian Province
Sr. M. Cecilia- originally from Vietnam, also part of the USA Delegation
Sr. M. Emma- from the Mexican Province
Sr. M. Louise- from the Irish Delegation