Artisans of Hope: Official Video of the Special Chapter

The official video of the Special Chapter is now online! The song “Artisans of Hope” was composed by Cecilia Rivero Borrell, rscj and is sung in the three languages of the Society to express our internationality. The video was made by Clara Malo, rscj, and the final result is the fruit of a collective effort: sisters who collaborated in the translation, or who sent photos of our mission in the world. 

The song, composed especially for this Chapter, celebrates four calls: to reach new frontiers, to live more humanly in the radical style of Jesus of Nazareth, to be silent and to be and act as One Body.

Watch the video below or on the Special Chapter home page. To see subtitles in English, French or Spanish, click on the settings button located at the bottom right of the video, then click on “Subtitles”, and choose your preferred language.

Here are the lyrics to Artisans of Hope:

We are called together as one body
Looking for new ways to live our faith,
Discovering your presence in the silence,
the voice of whole creation, in the beating of our hearts.

In simplicity we’re called to be more human,
Humble and attentive to your voice
In this broken and blessed world where you embrace us
An offering of deep joy, a rebirthing from the heart.

Breathing life into mission as one body
Jesus Christ leads our journey in trust and open ways
Offering who we are and all the gifts we have
Creating other pathways
Of responding all as one.

The spirit, well blesses this life journey,
Inspiring new ways to live the calls today
Calling us to be a daring force of love
Being artisans of freedom
Sharing hope, meaning and life.

We are called to set sail, reach, for new frontiers
Stretching beyond our comfort zone.
Open to the world that will transform us,
From the yearning of justice, love and dignity

Let us care for the threatened small seed
Weaving webs of solidarity
Embracing new green shoots of hope emerging
A deep glance full of life, as we break our bread.

Breathing life into the mission as one body
Jesus Christ leads our journey in trust and open ways
Offering who we are and all the gifts we have
Creating other pathways
Of responding all as one.

The spirit, well blesses this life journey,
Inspiring new ways to live the calls today
Calling us to be a daring force of love
Being artisans of freedom
Sharing hope, meaning and life.
And freedom… 


Section |International News|Special Chapter 2021


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