Day: 20. January 2016

Members of NDS about consecrated life

At the end of the Year dedicated to the Consecrated Life, six young girls profess their first vows in the Congregation of Our Lady of Sion, Jerusalem With a simple sentence, these young girls have taken an important commitment. “Yes, I am ready to accept this call.” They said yes to life of poverty, celibacy and obedience to God and to the principles of the congregation to which they belong. The commitment has been accompanied by a prayer. “Father, send down Your Spirit upon me, so that, following Mary’s example, I accept your word. Father, enkindle in me a response of love and faithfulness. ” These six young girls, formerly novices, professed their first vows in the community of Our Lady of Sion. They came from Guatemala, the Philippines, Egypt and Brazil, and have spent two years in Jerusalem. JOEY EDUVANE, Philippines “We have studied and even made apostolic experiences in Jerusalem; some of us in Poland and Egypt. We are very grateful and we give glory to God for this day. ” The commitment …

January 20th 2016

On January 20th the vows of 6 novices were celebrated here in Jerusalem, Ein Karem, with a beautiful celebration. The “Notre Dame de Sion” community began to celebrate this very special date on the 19th with a lot of preparation, good emotions and joy. The next day, January 20th, the emotions and happiness increased more, especially for the six novices: Alejandra, Clara, Rozeni, Joey, Victoria and Arlyne. At 10:30 am, we began the Mass with the song “Come Daughter of Sion” accompanied by a warm welcome directed by Sr. Maureen. The Eucharist was presided by Fr. Carlos NDS. We had the privilege to hear the reflection by Sr. Darlene after the Gospel. She said: “Today we remember 2 visits of Mary. Gospel – One visit was here in this place of Ein Karem: the young Mary was coming with her total YES. The other visit of Mary was in Rome to Alphonse, this visit would change his life completely. What do these 2 visits have to do with you, 6 novices? ‘Today the 6 of …