Dear Sisters and Cabrini Lay Missionaries;
It is with great joy that we celebrate the feast of our foundress during this centenary year. Truly, we have been gifted with a foundress and a charism that is as relevant today as it was in 1880.
Our Holy Father, Francis, takes every opportunity to praise Cabrini for her life of foresight in addressing the needs of migrants saying that she is an example of how to treat people with both charity and justice.
Recently our foundress has been featured in many articles including the Share the Journey campaign website and in many talks given by Pope Francis. This should inspire us to rededicate ourselves to a life of prayer and action on behalf of justice.
Our world is in need of healing especially after the natural disasters and acts of violence that have been inflicted here in the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Wars continue to force people out of their homelands into refugee camps, risking their lives in boats and through deserts.
What would Jesus do? What would Cabrini do? These are questions we need to reflect on and ask Jesus to give us the courage, energy and strength to respond in a way that we are able to with our time and talents. We are not asked to cure all the ills of the world but we are called to be bearers of the love of Jesus to all we encounter and do our part to spread unity and not division.
Our lives of prayer, sacrifice and service are means by which we can be builders of peace and justice. Let us move out of our comfort zones and give to Jesus our sufferings, prayers and actions in order to be part of the healing process.
Thank you for all that you do for the mission of Jesus. Your sister in the heart of Jesus,