We had fun in moving our belongings, and it took us, one hour and 20 minutes to move our beds, and mattresses, bedside tables and all our belongings to our house. Now we need to clean and sort out, to put in place. May God be blessed Amen.
Sister Juliana Baldinger of the Sisters of Sion, novice mistress of the new novitiate, sent this report on the beginning of the canonical year for the six novices to the Community of the Hebrew speaking Catholics. March 25, 2014, the Feast of the Annunciation, was a very special day for the Sisters of Sion. At Notre Dame de Sion in Ein Karem, six women, from Guatamala, the Philippines, Brazil, and Egypt, began their â€œCanonical Yearâ€ in the newly established Congregational Novitiate there. In this village, some 2000 years ago, Mary the Mother of Jesus confirmed her â€œYesâ€ to the unknown, to the seemingly impossible, her humble, â€œYes, let it be done to me as you have said.â€ Two names, Mary and Miryam echo through the millennia, in the Jewish and Christian communities. Countless girls, and even boys, have been given this name because of the promise it holds. Alphonse Ratisbonne, the brother of Theodore Ratisbonne who founded the Congregation, chose to be known as Marie-Alphonse, after the â€œEvent of 20 January 1842, as a way …
Our Founder Theodore said: ” you must live in your Bible like your Homeland” Acording to Jewish traditon, Torah and teshuva where created before the creation of the World.Â WhyÂ Torah andÂ teshuva, the sages anwser, because the Torah teaches the way to God, and teshuva shows the way to return to God. The word Torah means to show, to teach the way Ps: 25,8 teshuva means to come back, to return where you come from….
Sinai, Sinai, Canonical Sinai Sinai, sometimes you are called Horev The mountain Of God A sacred spot where Divine and human come face to face with To exchange covenantal relationship And to be in solidarity with humanityâ€™s socio-political realm. O Sinai, Sinai, Canonical Sinai Walking to reach you in order to exchange covenantal relationship with God, Is not simple, easy and smooth For the road is hilly and rocky And one is commanded to walk barefooted They say it is important to remove the sandals. Because youâ€™re a holy ground And we are standing on a sacred ground, Lest we trampled on otherâ€™s path. Sinai, Sinai, canonical Sinai As we begin threading our path, towards your peak, May we take-off whatever that will prevent us to walk respect fully, humbly and gently For we hope and hope to really meet God to exchange a covenant of love upon reaching your summit. So that when we start going down from your peak, May we become fully courageous to be part of Godâ€™s Action in history?
Spiritual year â€žSinaiâ€œ This year will stress the relationship with God with the Question? Â “Can I be alone with Godâ€ Special emphasis on a prayerful study of the Bible, on reflection and personal and community prayer. It is a time to leave all in order to follow Christ, chaste, poor and in obedient.
Time of Recreatio,Â in our mordern world we call it Coffee and Tea time.
Sr. Colette sees her Call as a gift from God, a seed that developed after being planted by the hand of God. This letter is a way of sharing some of that story. Growing up in a very poor family where sometimes, as a child, she had to go to school without breakfast because there was just nothing to eat for a family of seven in post-war Ireland.Â Things changed when a sister of Sion, a distant relative, working in the school inÂ Â Worthing, England helped two children of the family to continue our education in the boarding school in Worthing. That meant that as child I never went home during the school year, as we just didnâ€™t have the money for travelling. So I stayed with the sisters. After finishing my education, it was quite naturally the next step to enter the sisters and become one of them. I went to France for my novitiate and the next couple of years seemed to proceed very naturally, I experienced no big surprises or difficulties; I …