On Wednesday 30th we celebrated Tiago’s (brother of Sion) birthday. We thanked the Lord for his life in our morning mass.
Then the novitiate community had a good time preparing together a special Brazilian lunch for him and for all the brothers community.
At lunch time we started the celebration praying the Psalm 138 (139), with it we blessed the Lord for Tiago’s life among us and all the gifts that he has and share it with us. We also thanked the Lord for his family and his journey in Sion.
After the prayer we were ready to enjoy our lunch. We sang happy birthday to Tiago and then ate our delicious Brazilian food; rice, beans, potato salad, pork, and for desert fruit salad.
It is really wonderful how all of us sisters and brothers of Sion are one family. During the lunch we shared not only the food, but also we enjoyed ourselves having time to talk more about our countries, culture, language and families.
All of this special moments together increase our relationship as a family of Sion. Our charism get us together to celebrate life, love and happiness of the Consecrated life. All of it is exactly what religious life is about. We are here to enjoy the community life and give testimony of it.
Nancy Mena Fernandez NDS, Novice
Congregational Novitiate Ein Karem, Jerusalem