Day: 24. January 2016

Welcome to the new novices

Welcoming of the new Congregational Novitate 2016 – 18 Dear Participants of this Eucharist on the Eve of the third Sunday in the Year. I am happy to welcome you all and especially our new young Postulants. It was a great day to celebrate the First Vows on last Wednesday of our First Congregational Novitiate and we are going into our second Congregational Novitiate now. Charism is a gift of God for building up the church. Its given to individuals and to groups for the good of all. Each religious institute is the recipients and guardian of such a gift or charisma. The founding members of our congregation had received their special charism of love, understanding and dialog. And they had the task to articulate this charism for their time and place in which they found themselves and lived in. Today we begin the Orientation time of the second Congregational Novitiate, we can host in this precious and beautiful place. It will moves us into the Canonical Year and it is the beginning of reflecting …