Our sincere thanks to all who constitute the Council of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Council of the Missionaries of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Guadalupe, also to the Formandos training team of both Congregations for providing us with the spaces for these meetings as brothers and sisters born of the same crib.

 

Pope Francis says in one of his papers: "A true spirit of brotherhood overcomes the individual selfishness that prevents people to live in freedom and harmony with each other", so that the fraternity is one of the fundamental aspects of religious life and as such should be encouraged, observed, loved and witnessed.

These gatherings that aim to: Achieve full configuration in the identity of our congregational charismas, so as prophetic witnesses, we may be able and effective in the mission that the Church entrusts to us.

On April 25, 2015, at the Zaragoza Institute, located in Atizapan de Zaragoza, State of Mexico, attended on behalf of the MSC, 6 priests, including training fathers, the General Council and 14 seminarians; and for MSCGpe, 31 sisters in formation (Formandas) and 11 professed sisters in formation including Formandas’ trainers and the General Council of the Congregation. We started with the celebration of the Eucharist, in which through the homily left us a great task: to completely abandon us to the Sacred Heart and not be afraid of what He has prepared us.

After the Eucharist, we had the opportunity to learn through lectures, the spirituality and the vocation of our founders, Servant of God Maria Amada the Child Jesus, and RP Teodosio Martinez, making special mention in coincidences that both had in following Christ. Similarly we share the table, spaces of fraternal coexistence, games, etc., but above all the vocation to which the Heart of Jesus has called us.

This experience led us to understand and live better what the Pope has told us: to look at the past with gratitude, to live the present with passion, and to go forward embracing the future with hope; because seeing the history of our Congregations led us to appreciate further the great work that God performed through our Founders. It is now in our hands the opportunity to continue helping the Church's mission of extending the reign of the Heart of Jesus, to bear fruit with the testimony, and always trusting in the merciful love of the Heart of Jesus.

 

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Noticias Causa Sierva de Dios María Amada