Retreat of the Provincial Community of Venezuela
Palo de Camacuey, 25th December 2014
I. And the Word was made flesh....
The dreams of history become flesh, become Life, become Reality.
What the peoples have been seeking takes shape, becomes flesh.
Nature’s desires are realized.
Mother Earth, the entire Cosmos, vibrates, renews itself, and LOVES.
We recognise it, we live it, we are thankful for it.
We believe and want to announce it.
II. This is my body
And in this body. Yes, in THIS one,
The Word becomes flesh in this body.
... in Gaza and in Ukraine,
... in the Body of Africa, of India,
... in this Latinamerican Body of the integration of peoples,
... in the excluded and in those who have no place,
... where there is dignity, endurance, searching, conviction,
... in my Body I walk the Way, I always walk the Way.
III. Thank you to my body
... endurance, warmth, a shared history
... firm, strong knees, and knees that buckle
... smiles and tears, solitude and companionship.
IV. Take, eat...
The Province of Venezuela