20th of January the feast of Maryâ€™s Apparition to Alphonse
The event of January the 20th was one of the signs for Theodore pointing to the will of God. For Alphonse this event was a symbol of light. In his later reflection he said â€œGod does not communicate the Godhead except through light which is the expression of Life and Truthâ€. The event of January 20 became the foundation of Sion. It is through Maryâ€™s Apparition to Alphonse that the mission of Sion came to being, â€œWhat a mission the gentle Virgin came to fulfill on earth! We knew that Israel had received promises of mercy because these promises are recorded in the Scriptures. But we can judge their grandeur and importance by the messenger chosen for their accomplishment.â€(Book 4:76) Because of Maryâ€™s apparition of light Sion came into being and expanded in different parts of the world, particularly in Jerusalem more than one hundred years ago.
Today on this special day for all the Sion Family we are also celebrating the perpetual profession of Joel and the renewal of vows of Cristopher, our Brothers of Sion. . . We had a wonderful Mass with the whole family of Sion of Jerusalem together and with friends of Sion. It was followed by a lovely meal. Then we had pizza and drinks for our dinner. We concluded our celebration by singing the Magnificat, praying and hoping that next year on this day will be our first vowsâ€”we are waiting for this………
written by Victoria