"Serve the blind..." This word of Mother Pauline has touched the hearts of Sr. María Adriana and Sr. Sofía. Generously they gave their Yes to the missionary ministry in the Philippines. On September 9 they will begin their service among the blind and poor who need help. "It is a great grace that God should permit us to assist in the spread of his Kingdom." (Mother Pauline, 1877)
Let us accompany our Sisters in their service!
The Canonization of Mother Teresa, the "Mother of the Poor", is an event, that touches the world. Rome is ready for 100000 pilgrims. But usually more will come. The Feast of Mother Teresa is on September 5.
On August 21, 1849 Mother Pauline and her three companions were invested in the Busdorf Church in Paderborn. That was the beginning of the Congregation of the Sisters of Christian Charity. The photos show the memorial in the Busdorf Church in remembrance of this important day.
I have pondered Mary's life. How full of thorns and pains it was! Heaven's greatest glory had to be earned by the most intense earthly suffering. (Mother Pauline, 1848)
In Preparation of our Founding Day we pray:
Merciful God, source and goal of all life, you gave Blessed Pauline the grace to seek and do your will in all the changing circumstances of her life. Through her intercession help us to trust in your guidance and to bear witness to your love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let us imitate the meekness of Jesus, his humility, his love, his mildness, his zeal for souls and God’s honor, his spirit of penance. 1855
The cross is the real test of faith, the true foundation and source of hope, the perfect refinement of love, in a word, the way to heaven. 1859
It is precisely the cross which Jesus offers us which we ought to embrace with great willingness and not choose our own crosses. 1843
We must pray for love of the cross. Then frequently we shall see things in an entirely different light. 1855
With a joyful heart endeavor to accept little daily annoyances out if love for God, swallowing them like water. Try it. (1877
In all suffering God sends us he has his wise designs, and to those who love him everything turns out for the best. 1878