Blessings on the Feast of the Sacred Heart (June 19, 2020)! Here is a collection of reflections, greetings, and celebrations.
As we grapple with fear and uncertainty that may threaten us during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, we also experience a deep call to prayer, an invitation to silence, and a challenge to "ponder all these in our hearts."
As of 31st March 2020
Like one-third of world citizens, a few weeks behind Italy, we are isolated in Belgium, in France, and in the Netherlands. Our elder sisters are in their rooms in nursing homes in Brussels, La Hulpe, Poitiers, Lyon, and Montpellier. Most of us are in our communities where the reality of the pandemic has shaken up the "routine" and added another layer to everyday activities.
"The reality of this moment is teaching us new things on many different levels.... Most important, we need to stay connected to each other."
In the BFN Province (Belgium-France-Netherlands), Vocation and Youth Ministry is alive! Taking different forms, these programs cater to 18-35-year-olds.
On Saturday, 15th of February 2020, we celebrated with joy and gratitude the PERPETUAL PROFESSION of Amélie Jarrousse (BFN).
On Sunday, 26th of January 2020, we celebrated with joy and gratitude the PERPETUAL PROFESSION of our sisters.
Here is the full text of the reflection shared by Florence de la Villeon rscj during the Perpetual Profession Ceremony.
Nine RSCJ, who are in Rome preparing for their final commitment, received the name and devíse that will accompany them as they live their vocation into the future.
A week before their final profession ceremony, the Probation Community expressed their gratitude to the Villa Lante Community for their warm hospitality, prayers, and presence during these last five months of preparation for their definitive commitment.