The Risen Lord invites us to “go forth”
A few months ago, I was in Delhi. In my e-mail, one evening, I read a series of messages that ended more or less like this: “A warm greeting from New York; I remember you from Brazil; greetings to all from Congo; tomorrow I am leaving for Peru, we shall see when I am back from Ecuador … ”
An exchange of communications between superiors/and generals of the missionary Institutes visiting their missionaries, encouraging and exhorting sisters and confreres who work with passion and dedication, even in inaccessible and dangerous places, in solidarity with the populations whose hardships and dangers they share.
I needed a moment to make those greetings from different parts of the world resound in me, recognizing the “healthy and permanent dissatisfaction” of which Pope Francis speaks (GE 99); the need to proclaim Jesus Christ, not to be silent about it, to tell everyone that he knows us and loves us.
This is the greeting we can exchange in the Night of the passage from darkness to Light: to be able to announce the crucified and risen Christ; the man of pain and of hope; the life that conquers death; the fullness of our happiness.
With the resurrection of Jesus, death no longer has power over man and the world, but still there are too many signs of its dominion today. If during Easter Christ has eradicated the root of evil, he needs people who in every time and place help him to affirm his victory with his own weapons: the weapons of justice and truth, of mercy, of forgiveness and love.
This appeal is for us! the Risen Lord invites us to “go forth” to continue his mission.
I thank the generosity of the organisms to send, and for the availability of the sisters destined to depart.
These are the first destinations after the XI General Chapter and it is with great joy that at the beginning of our mandate we send eleven sisters symbolically, in memory of each general chapter celebrated from the beginning of the foundation of the Institute!
Ecco i nomi delle sorelle destinate:
|Sr. Ilenia Catino||from the Province of Italy||to the Province of Bangladesh|
|Sr. Anna Marini||from the Province of Italy||to the Delegation of Guinea Bissau|
|Sr. Rosilla Velamparambil||From the province of Vijayawada||to the Delegation of Papua N. Guinea|
|Sr. Padmalatha Vemagiri||From the province of Vijayawada||to the Province of Italy|
|Sr. Jojamma Theppala||From the province of Vijayawada||to the Community of Algeria|
|Sr. Jessy Rymond||from the Province of Hyderabad||to the mission of Tunisia|
|Sr. Dency Kuriakose||from the Province of Hyderabad||to the Province of Italy|
|Sr. Paulina Mondol||from the Province of Bangladesh||to the Province of South Brazil|
|Sr. Beatrice Tchi Ignabe||from the Province of Cameroun||to the Province of North Brazil|
|Sr. Senia Musna Malu||from the Delegation of Guinea Bissau||to the Community of Algeria|
|Sr. Anju Joseph Panthiruparayil||from the Delegation of Delhi||to the Delegation of Papua N. Guinea|
I would like also to bring to your attention that the destination of Sr. Rekha Garwal to the mission of Algeria is being changed.
|Sr. Rekha Garwal||from the Province of Hyderabad||to the mission of Tunisia|
The Easter of the Lord Jesus that we celebrate today fill these sisters with courage and hope and give us all the audacity to run without delay to announce to the whole world: “Truly the Lord is risen!”
Yours, with affection
sr. Antonella Tovaglieri