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NOTICIAS DE LA CURIA – MAYO 2022

Por | Boletines, Boletines 2022, Bulletins, Bulletins 2022

No tener miedo ni ralajarnos en nuestro camino de fe y oración. Así lo han entendido éste pequeño grupo de Terciarios Dominicos y nosotras les hemos apoyado. Asi es como el sábado, día 9, en nuestra capilla de la casa de Okazaki, el pequeño grupo de Terciarios se reunieron para asistir a la ceremonia de la entrada oficial de la terciaria Siratani Tomoe Micaela.

We should neither be afraid nor laxed in our journey of faith and prayer.  This is how this small group of Dominican Tertiaries has understood it and we have supported them. This is how on Saturday, April 9, the small group of Tertiaries gathered in our chapel of Okazaki, to attend the official entrance ceremony of the tertiary Siratani Tomoe Micaela

 

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NOTICIAS DE LA CURIA – ABRIL 2022

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El club de alumnas de voluntariado denominado Angel Club, al que pertenecen unas 100 estudiantes voluntarias, junto con dos profesores asistentes y dos hermanas, hemos lanzado una llamada de atención a nivel interno del colegio para conocer la situación real de Ucrania, rezar por la paz del mundo y de ese pais en éste momento y hacer una colecta de ayuda financiera para las personas afectadas directamente por ésta crisis de guerra, ya que de otra forma no es posible hacer nada.

The volunteer students’ club called Angel Club, with around 100 members, together with two assistant teachers and two sisters, have launched an awareness activity at the internal level of the school to know about the real situation in Ukraine, pray for peace of the world and of that country at this moment and gather financial aid for the people directly affected by this crisis of war, since otherwise it is not possible to do anything.

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NOTICIAS DE LA CURIA – MARZO 2022

Por | Boletines, Boletines 2022, Bulletins, Bulletins 2022

El 2 de febrero de 2021 ha sido marcado como un horrible punto de inflexión para el pueblo de Myanmar, cuando las Fuerzas Armadas derrocaron a los miembros electos de la gobernante Liga Nacional para la Democracia (NLD) y la figura más prominente del dicho partido, Daw Aung San Su Kyi

         February 2, 2021 has been marked as a horrific turning point for the people of Myanmar, when the Armed Forces ousted the elected members of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) and the most prominent figure of the said party, Daw Aung San Su Kyi

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Letter from General Prioress – Lent 2022

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Dear Sisters:

Once again, the Lord gives us the gift of this important season – as the Church tells us – the Season of Lent; time in which we reflect on our faith and prepare ourselves for Easter, that great Paschal event, consequently we also have to reflect on our life: how we lived it both personally and as a community. The Church presents before us three pillars, which Jesus developed in the Gospel of Ash Wednesday, Matthew 6:1-6.16-18.

In this text he offers us the three pillars of the Christian life: prayer, fasting and almsgiving and He proposes it to us in a humble, simple way, without vanity.

He proposes a simple, intimate, deep, hidden prayer, nothing external; a prayer in which we only seek God’s gaze and his heart, and Jesus wants it to be a dialogue with him, that we listen to his Word, in which we will find what he wants us to do. That in this time of prayer we keep in mind the needs of all our brothers, the difficult situations that all of humanity is going through, religious, political, economic situations…

The fasting that we observe is not an exterior act, as the Pharisees did, but rather putting ourselves in the skin of the other, in the shoes of the one who suffers, in reviewing our attitudes and actions, in scrutinizing the motives we have in giving ourselves and helping others. That we know how to fast from so many things that complicate our lives; those that make us lose peace; that we put aside the relationships that harm us, and those that hurt others. That we know how to fast from so many disappointments, from so many worries, from so many destructive words, from so many indifferences… and that we know how to open ourselves to others as our brothers and sisters.

The alms that he wants from us is to be fastidiously concerned about the needs of the other, of those closest to us, of those who suffer, our sisters who feel lonely, sick, the elderly… Let us be attentive, giving them some of our time, saying words of encouragement, that we comfort and inspire those who are sad and lonely. Many times, it is enough just to be kind, to give a smile, say a word that inspires, words that make them happy in the midst of so much indifference that they so often meet.

Let us ask the Lord that in these days of Lent we be shown the path of love, compassion, kindness, forgiveness, and the capacity to accept everyone.

May Mary, our guide on this Lenten journey, lead us to an ever deeper knowledge of Christ, the one who died and is risen. That She, who is the faithful servant of her Son, intercede for each one of us now and always.

I wish you all a Blessed Lent and a Happy Easter!

A sisterly embrace and my prayer,

                                               Sor Mª Asunción González, O.P.

                                                         Prioress General

 

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Carta de la Priora General – Adviento 2022

Por | 2022, Carta de la Priora General

 

Queridas Hermanas:

Una vez más el Senor nos regala iniciar este tiempo fuerte – como nos dice la Iglesia – que es el tiempo de Cuaresma; tiempo en el que debemos  reflexionar sobre nuestra fe y prepararnos para la Pascua, para ese gran acontecimiento pascual, por lo tanto también tenemos que reflexionar sobre nuestra vida: cómo la llevamos tanto personal como comunitariamente. La Iglesia nos pone como tres pilares, que desarrolla Jesús en el  evangelio del Miércoles de Ceniza,  Mateo 6,1-6.16-18.

En este texto nos ofrece los tres pilares de la vida cristiana, que son la oración, el ayuno y la limosna. Y nos lo propone de una forma humilde, sencilla, sin vanidad.

Nos  propone una oración sencilla, íntima, profunda, oculta, nada de exterior; una oración en la que sólo busquemos su mirada y su corazón, y quiere que sea un diálogo con Él, que escuchemos su Palabra, en la que encontraremos lo que Él quiere que hagamos. Que en este tiempo de oración tengamos presentes las necesidaes de todos nuestros hermanos, las difíciles situaciones por las que estamos pasando toda la humanidad, situaciones religiosas, políticas, económicas…

La penitencia que hagamos no sea exterior, como lo hacian los fariseos, sino más bien ponernos en la piel del otro, en los zapatos del que sufre, en revisar nuestras actitudes y acciones, en ver qué deseos tenemos en darnos  y ayudar a los demás. Que sepamos ayunar de  tantas cosas que nos complican la vida y que hacen que perdamos la paz; que dejemos a un lado las relaciones que nos hacen mal, y también hacen mal a los demás.  Que sepamos ayunar de tantas desilusiones,  de tantas preocupaciones, de tantas palabras enfermizas, de tantas indiferencias… y que sepamos abrirnos a los demás como hermanos.

La limosna que quiere es que nos preocupemos exigentemente por las necesidades del otro, del más proximo, del que sufre, de nuestras hermanas que se sienten solas, enfermas, mayores… Estemos atentas, dándoles parte de nuestro tiempo con palabras de aliento, que consuelen y estimulen a quien veamos triste. Muchas veces, solamente es suficiente con ser amables,  regalar una sonrisa, decir una plabra que estimule, que alegre en medio de tanta indiferencia como vemos con tanta frecuencia.

Pidamos al Señor  que en estos días de cuaresma nos  muestre el camino del amor, de la compasión, de la amabilidad, del perdon, y de la buena acogida a todos.

Que María, nuestra guía en el itinerario cuaresmal, nos lleve a un conocimiento cada vez más profundo de Cristo, muerto y resucitado. Ella, la fiel sierva de su Hijo interceda por cada una de nosotras ahora y siempre.

            A todas os deseo una santa Cuaresma y una Feliz Pascua de Resurreccion.

 

 

                                                                       Un abrazo fraternal y mi oración,

 

 

                                               Sor Mª Asunción González, O.P.

                                                         Priora General

 

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Letter from General Prioress – Advent 2021

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Advent 2021

Dear Sisters,

         The word “Advent” comes from the Latin adventus, which means “coming”. It is the time of preparation for the second coming of the Lord. In the liturgy, Advent, as preparation for Christmas, is reduced to four weeks, but true Advent has no time limit, it is a daily, year-round attitude, a disposition of the heart.

         Among the most significant attitudes during this season, hope stands out. It is a highly motivating value in the face of so much routine, discouragement, fatigue or short of expectations. We all greatly need hope, it is impossible to survive without it. The hope that has animated so many generations of believers manifests to us in a special way each Advent.

         JESUS is the greatest hope possible so that all of humanity and each one of us can move forward. He approaches us daily in different ways and through various symbols: his word, the community, the sacraments, the poor, certain events, the cross of each day… He meets us at the ground, in the street, along the roads…. The Gospel of this first Sunday expresses it with great enthusiasm: “Stand up, lift up your heads, your redemption is near!” (Lk. 21,28).

                 The Sacred Scripture in speaking of hope during this season, presents us with the great figures of hope in Advent.

         The first is Saint John the Baptist, the forerunner of the Lord, the one who paved the way with his hope for the coming of Christ, through his penitential lifestyle and his preaching, regardless of the consequences.

         However, the great models of the hope of Advent are Mary and Joseph.

         Joseph, from the city of Nazareth in Galilee, from the house and lineage of David (Lk. 2,4) married to Mary. He is an upright man, full of hope; who had to trust firmly in God in order to fulfill the role that awaits him, as described in a dream by an angel who told him that the son to be born of Mary was conceived by the Holy Spirit and would be called Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. Joseph is presented as one who trusted God at all times, notwithstanding his difficult role in the plan of God.

         Mary is honored with different titles, a special one is “Our Lady of Hope.” 

                 The real stars of our life are the people who have lived holy lives. They are lights of hope. Certainly, Jesus Christ is the true light… but to be able to reach him we also need lights closer to us: people who shine with their light and guide us on our way. Who else but Mary could be that star of Hope for us? With her “Fiat” she opened the door of our world to God himself; she became the living sanctuary of the Covenant, in which God became flesh, became one of us and set up his tent among us (cf. Jn. 1,14).

         When the invitation to be the Mother of God was presented to her, Mary wondered how she could play the role. But she never doubted, she believed that what was told her by the Lord would be fulfilled.

         Let us look at Mary and Joseph as true models of hope in this sacred season of Advent. Let us live this moment with joy.

         Before the manger on Christmas Day, let us renew our commitment to be bearers of hope in the world.

 

         A blessed Advent and Merry Christmas to all!

                                                    

 

                                                                  My fraternal embrace and prayer,

                                                                      Sor Mª Asunción González, O.P.

                                                                            General Prioress

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