On Saturday, February 4, all the religious in the Diocese gathered to celebrate Consecrated Life. We received our annual invitation, there would be a speaker, Mass and dinner. From our past experiences we knew that the presentations would be in French. We have spent that last 4 years learning Creole, and knew we would not be able to understand everything. So we said we would come for the Mass and dinner. Sr. Janet Lehman, SC the other sister who is from the U.S. who work in the Norte Dame University, Jacmel was also with us. When we arrived before the time when Mass was scheduled, we were told that the talks were in Creole for us. But we did not receive any message that it was changed. This was very humbling for us. We were able to join in the group sharing they had scheduled before the Mass. It was a beautiful experience to be with the religious of the Diocese to celebrate together our call to live a missionary life in community witnessing to Gospel Life.
“I ask you to pray for the priests, sisters, and brothers belonging to contemplative and apostolic Religious Institutes,” Pope Francis said. “Their life dedicated to the Lord, and their charismatic service, will bear abundant fruit for the good of the faithful, and for the evangelizing mission of the Church.”🇻🇦