January 9, 2018
We, the members of Pushpadaan, were happy to welcome fifteen CTC sisters who came here to prepare themselves for the celebration of their Silver Jubilee.
We tried to let them reflect during their twenty days stay here on what is religion?, why religion?, the religious consciousness of Jesus on God, world and man, how the revelation of Jesus is a message of healing and a cause of liberation for us and finally how the consecrated religious are not simply followers but they are the spokes persons of Catholic Christian religiosity. They need to experience the promises of Christ and then proclaim it sincerely to others in their life and teachings.
Hearty congratulations and best wishes to them…
“Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections.”
“May my life be a continual prayer, a long act of love.”
“God gives me courage in proportion to my sufferings. I feel at this moment I couldn’t suffer any more, but I’m not afraid, since if they increase, He will increase my courage at the same time.
“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid. All things are passing. God alone never changes. Patience gains all things. If you have God, you will want for nothing. God alone suffices.”
Faith “is like the feet wherewith the soul journeys to God, and love is the guide that directs it.”
“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.”
“Strive to preserve your heart in peace; let no event of this world disturb it.”
“don’t wait until tomorrow to begin becoming a saint.”
“Let us love, since that is what our hearts were made for.”
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”