~ a Reflection by Sr. Ayantu Abera Bishaka, MSC and Sr. Tigist Hailemariam Loha, MSC
February 2, 2021 was a big day and a joyful day for us and for our Institute, and for our families. On this day we made our first profession as Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; and we were welcomed as Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini’s daughters.
Saying yes to the Lord’s call, we continue our journey with Him and to serve his people. Being a disciple of Jesus is also all about channeling energy in a single direction and the primary energy we channel is love.
One part of the ceremony held a deep fascination for us. When we received the cross, Sr. Diane Dalle Molle, MSC, Regional Superior of the Holy Spirit Region, said, “In poverty, you give all that you have; in chastity, you give all that you are; in obedience, you give all that you can become. May God’s good grace be with you now and always.” These are enormously powerful words describing our commitment and our journey.