Letter from St. John in Montana, 04/2019

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Dear Sisters and Brothers The month of April was filled with preparations for our Easter Celebrations. On Palm Sunday we walked with the Catholic Hebrew speaking community in the long procession from Bethpage to Jerusalem, in remembrance of Jesus to Jerusalem as the King riding on a donkey. From “Maundy” Thursday to Friday afternoon we ... Read more...

Holy Week 2019

You shall love the Lord…

Holy Week passed and many people celebrated the most important period of the Christian liturgical year. Nothing compares to experiencing Holy Week in Jerusalem. Celebrating the great events in the history of salvation and the life of Jesus in the same places where they have traditionally occurred is an exciting and unforgettable experience of faith ... Read more...

Starting Holy Week 2019

Path of faith

Indeed, of Zion it will be said,“This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High Himself will establish her.”… As they make music they will sing, “All my fountains are in you.” Psalm 87 Undoubtedly the most visited place during these days is Jerusalem, since during Holy Week the spirituality on ... Read more...

Ten days in the Holy Land

A short and sweet visit

On Wednesday, April 3th, the novitiate community met a group of twelve people from Australia in Hadassah hospital. This group of four Christians, four Muslims and four Jews came to Jerusalem for ten days on a pilgrimage. They are all part of an association called JCMA (Jewish, Christian, Muslim Association of Australia) whose objective is ... Read more...

The joy of prayer

A Purim experience

Purim is finished, but always leaves a message of joy, hope and faith in God. The exaggerated cry of Purim is the sound of triumph, the sound of the victory of God and his people! The Fast and the prayer of Esther and her people, makes me reflect on the power of prayer. Never, we ... Read more...

Experience in San Andres Itzapa and Parramos (Guatemala)

How blessed are the poor in spirit: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs. (Mattew 5,3)

We, Andrea and Clara,two Sisters of Sion went to Guatemala with a group of students and chaperones from Kansas City to share life and work with the aboriginal people. We stayed from March 8th to 14th and each day we had a special job to do – building stoves, chicken coops, concrete floors… etc. We ... Read more...

Lent in the Land of Jesus

Time of grace!

This week began one of my favourite moments of the year, Lent, in preparation for the Holy Week. But why? If it supposed to be a time for sacrifice and conversion. Well precisely because it is much more than that. When I was a child, I thought that one of the places I most wanted ... Read more...