Formation of superiors of the congregation with Fr. Joaquín Barrero, SJ

In times of tribulation, trial and grace, the superiors of the Missionary Daughters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, hand in hand with the reflections of Fr. Joaquín Barrero (SJ), allow ourselves to be challenged to take care of personal and community life, and the mission.

How have we lived this time? How has the Congregation lived it? Have we been up to the task? Have we learned the lesson that following the Lord is not only doing good things, but a way of being in life, of valuing, of saying, of looking ...? Are we a little better today?

How have we dealt with loneliness, silence, uncertainty, discomfort, lack of freedom? Community life, transparency, communication with colleagues? The care and attention to new needs?

How has our prayer been? What have we felt and learned from God in this time? How have we contemplated the passion and sufferings of Jesus, in the context in which we are? In what way has this time made us more sensitive to the sick, the lonely, the vulnerable, who are near or far?

How have we lived the Resurrection? Are we able to perceive its effects? Do we feel called to console and reconcile?

Are we engaged or have we become paralyzed? In what way have we reserved or given ourselves in this time?

Do we realize that in our culture we had appropriated all the gifts and we no longer knew how to live in thanksgiving? Have we got engaged or have we stayed home?

Are we a little better today? Do we realize that something has to change? Do we have to pray more?

These and many other questions will be the springboard that will lead us to converse, examine and discern together in order to work so that poverty does not destroy the lives of many people and so that the horizon of the young is not frustrated.

"It's late but it's early morning" (Casaldáliga)

It's late but it's our time. It is time for care to serve better.


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