March 31, 2013

A Blessed Easter!

The Sisters pray the peace and joy of the Risen Lord fills your heart to overflowing today. 

We pass on to you today the words of our Holy Father Francis.  To sum up his words, he invites us to experience the newness of life, to remember what God has done for us and to allow God to surprise us each day!  We invite you to be attentive these days of Easter and ask Jesus to surprise you.  Let His love transform you and be not afraid. 

Following are a few quotes from Pope Francis’ homily and a link to the full text
“Let the risen Jesus enter your life, welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life! If up till now you have kept him at a distance, step forward. He will receive you with open arms. If you have been indifferent, take a risk: you won’t be disappointed. If following him seems difficult, don’t be afraid, trust him, be confident that he is close to you, he is with you and he will give you the peace you are looking for and the strength to live as he would have you do.

…To remember what God has done and continues to do for me, for us, to remember the road we have travelled; this is what opens our hearts to hope for the future. May we learn to remember everything that God has done in our lives.

…On this radiant night, let us invoke the intercession of the Virgin Mary, who treasured all these events in her heart (cf. Lk 2:19,51) and ask the Lord to give us a share in his Resurrection. May he open us to the newness that transforms, to the beautiful surprises of God. May he make us men and women capable of remembering all that he has done in our own lives and in the history of our world. May he help us to feel his presence as the one who is alive and at work in our midst. And may he teach us each day, dear brothers and sisters, not to look among the dead for the Living One. Amen.” 

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