Christ invites us
to enter into the dispositions of His Heart.
Coming to dwell in a world
which is searching for the meaning and true value of life,
the Word incarnate opens to us a new way
of strength in weakness,
freedom in service,
life through death.
Called like Mary to follow Christ
in a life conformed to His,
we hand over our capacity to relate
to persons and things.
By the power of His Spirit,
Christ transforms this capacity for the service
In simplicity of heart,
which looks to God alone,
we desire only what He wishes,
without self-seeking or self-interest.
(Constitutions, para 41, introduction to Consecration by Vows)
On Saturday 9th January in London Janet Hopper made her temporary vows.
On Sunday 17th January in Rome nine RSCJ from eight countries made their perpetual vows.
Please join us in praying for Janet and the nine other RSCJ, as they wholeheartedly hand over their gifts, capacities and very selves, and pray too that more women will respond generously to God's call to make known the love of His Heart as RSCJ.
Image by Regina Shin RSCJ, USC Province