All posts by Juliana

First Commitment by Vows 2018

On February 2nd 2018 the Worldday of consecrated life

Today we celebrate the feast of Mary and Joseph, presenting Jesus in the Temple, as in accordance with the law. Others were also involved in this presentation too, such as Simeon and Anna, who pronounced Prophecies on Jesus and his mother. History tells us about the feast: This Feast of the Presentation of the Child Jesus ... Read more...

Sr. Ivone died unexpected

Sister of Sion passes away, leaving example of joy and charity

On December 4th it was announced that Sr. Ivone dos Santos, NDS (St. Amaro, Brazil) has passed away. She had a stroke the week before, which compromised her movements, sight and speech. Sr. Ivone was known for her smile, irreverence, simplicity and, above all, for her deep fraternal charity. We Religious of Sion pray for ... Read more...

Walking together in Sion

Mediterranean Region Assembly 2017

We had five days of assembly in Kiryat-Yearim with Sr.Piluca, our facilitator who helped us to enter into our meeting together asking us how we understood the Chapter Document? In groups of three we shared our reflections. Following this we looked at our place, where we were in the region Jerusalem, Egypt, Gemenos, Tunisia and ... Read more...

Pentecost-Shavuot

Shavuot celebrated today

“When the sickle has begun to cut the ears, you will begin to count seven weeks. Then you will celebrate the feast of weeks” (in Hebrew: hag ha-shavuot, cf. Deut 16:9). Seven weeks (and even fifty days, cf. Lev 23:16) after the barley harvest at Pesah, the feast of Shavuot celebrates the end of the ... Read more...

Behold, the Man

Exergue of the book on the exhibition

Several of us went to see a remarkable painting exhibition -a ”first” in Israel- on Jesus seen through the eyes of Jewish painters. We were impressed by the impact of the Cross on these painters. One of them had lost his wife during the birth of their child, who died three years later. He tought ... Read more...

Purim 2017

The feast of an upside down world

Purim is the feast of an upside down world[1]. Indeed the book of Esther is full of oddness, incoherencies, things which seem to happen “by chance”, contradictions, even scandals. It begins like a fairy tale: A king who repudiates his wife because she refuses to attend a banquet (ch.1). He then convokes the most beautiful ... Read more...

„St. John in Montana“ News 12/2016

News from our community

Dear Sisters and Brothers After our immersion experience with Pax Christi, we began to reflect on article 14 of the Constitution: “Our vocation gives us a particular responsibility to promote understanding and justice for the Jewish community and to keep alive in the church the consciousness that in some mysterious way, Christianity is linked to ... Read more...