“… Jesus turned and, seeing that they were following him, asked them:
- What are you looking for?
They replied: - Rabbi (which means Teacher), where do you live?
He said to them: - Come and you will see it.
Then they went; they saw where he lived, and they stayed with him that day; It was four in the afternoon.
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus; He first found his brother Simon and said to him: - We have found the Messiah (which means Christ).
And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said: - You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas (which means Peter)."
John 1, 35-42
In our community experience, we feel that God invites us to set our sights on what remains, on what gives a full meaning to life, on what goes beyond. He proposes us to go with Him, letting His presence calm and center us.
Our journey this year is enriched by the experience of having the spirituality house as a filial community. We are challenged by the voice of God, who invites us to be with him, to know Jesus, to follow him to "see where he lives" and stay in his company.
So this year we aim as a community: Strengthen and deepen the knowledge of Jesus Christ, in the experience of his values and in RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
And we are doing it through daily activities, in the experience of inter-congregationality that allows joint formation, in each meeting and circumstance, in the mission that each one is entrusted to, in the effort to offer our house as a meeting space with God and discernment for the young people of the school and for other young people who wish it, in the desire to maintain the spirit of family and of welcome with the religious and other people who pass by our house, in the joy of seeking and finding spaces to go up to the Nazareth house and share faith and life with the community.
In the midst of this journey, the continuously agitated sea, our Venezuela shudders in a new and surprising way with the situation of illness, loneliness, sadness, isolation and death that we no longer only feel on our borders but also devastates the entire world. And it is precisely here where M. Cecilia Cros's words take on a new and different meaning, when she said: "universal as the universe". Yes, today we live with the entire universe its pain, its impotence, its fragility, its Lent, its painful way, but we do it with our eyes and our hearts on Easter morning, convinced that the Lord makes all things new, with the serenity of being in his hands, hoping that the new dawn is about to come and this is what our being Missionary Daughters of the Holy Family of Nazareth sustains daily in Venezuela today and in a world so much in need of returning to God.
From the experience of being close to the Lord, of living with him, of listening to his voice, of recognizing him as Messiah, of receiving from his lips a new name and a mission, we continue to accompany each other, caring for each other, of those who have been trusting us and of all those who live, suffer, fight and wait around us.