Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thoughts From Yesterday's Feast Day

Yesterday, September 5th, all the Missionary of Charity missions in the world celebrated Mother Teresa's Feast day, the day Mother went home to God. At the MC mission in New Jersey, in our small mission Church of St. Augustine, Holy Mass was celebrated by Bishop Manuel Aurelio Cruz of the Archdiocese of Newark. Bishop Cruz offered a very moving homily, speaking of his own personal experience with Mother Teresa.

There were many priests, religious, MC co-workers in attendance. Also in attendance were the sisters of the Community of Saint John. What a wonderful vocation is theirs. After Mass the sisters and volunteers offered a reception in the soup kitchen.

I wanted to share this picture with you - to show you the joy of the sisters on this special day. Note the message on the wall " We have been created to love, and to be loved."

God bless !


Anne said...

Beautiful! I was surprised by the quote on the wall. I would have expected it to say "I thirst" !

Blessings on your Sunday.

Brian said...

Hello Anne -

The words "I Thirst" are on the left side of the crucifix.