Sr Rani Kurian DW Congregational Leader
“Everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” Jn 13: 35
More than a year has passed since we committed ourselves to “Love without borders.” This is a moment of grace and blessing for the Congregation, called, with its deep spirituality, to reveal the love of Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom for humanity.
At this time, I am asking myself, are we daring enough to look at the borders within and around us that prevent us from building life giving relationship?
Do we avoid looking at the borders of past hurts, of indifference, intolerance, of one’s own interest etc… or do we acknowledge them with humility so that we can be healed (reconciled with oneself and others) and allow ourselves to experience the peace and joy that flows from within?
Pope Francis constantly reminds us that there is no love without compassion and reconciliation. Dear Sisters the quality of the relationships among us is a sign of our passion for Christ and humanity and a life giving witness. For sure, in our fractured world, it is showing another way to live, another way to be. Let us hear the call of Wisdom “to build life giving communities that we may seek Wisdom together and reveal her wherever we are present.”
On October 13th we celebrated the opening of the Tercentenary of the arrival of Mother Marie-Louise at St Laurent. Though sufferings and sacrifices accompanied her on her journey, she never failed to be the gentle and caring presence of Wisdom for the poor and needy and especially for her Sisters. Woman of faith, she left us an important legacy, that of being attentive to the signs of the times and of looking
forward with vision and courage.
Now, more than ever before, our world needs the example of women such as Marie-Louise….”Women, bearers of hope and joy!” Following the example of Marie-Louise and many of our predecessors, let us ardently seek Wisdom, and contemplate her in her compassion and gentleness so that our mission responds to Christ’s invitation to “Love one another as I have loved you.”
You will notice, in this Bulletin, the addition of two pages: one dedicated to Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation and another to Vocation Awareness. I invite you to share with the whole Congregation, the activities and events in link with these themes and our missions. “As Daughters of Wisdom, we form one Congregation, rooted in the values of Wisdom Incarnate, following the footsteps of St Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort and Blessed Marie-Louise Trichet.”