“… renewing the evangelical enthusiasm to embrace and give life…” in our everyday life. With courage and concreteness, we focus on the mission of the poor, whatever they are, to allow ourselves to be evangelized by their precarious style of life that can only count on the person who can become the providence of the Father.” (Ref. Sr. Paola Dotto, General Superior’s foreword, XX gen. chapter program)
C–ontemplating on the Father’s Mercy which we experienced through constant relationship with Crucified Christ and Risen Lord, we
O–pen ourselves to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and with complete trust in the divine providence, we received the relief goods from Calbayog City mayor and from some generous people of Calbayog, for our physical nourishment and with Franciscan simplicity and perfect joy, we also generously shared our freely received benefits with those who most need. As we also
R–evive our spiritual life regularly (taking the opportunity even during lockdown period,) with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Calbayog Cathedral, with our personal as well communal prayer, half day of daily individual Eucharistic adoration and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament which concludes with midday prayer, with recitation of 3” clock prayer with Divine Mercy chaplet, and daily at 8 P.M. recitation of the Holy rosary of the parish community at a distance.
O–n behalf of the wounded humanity we offer to God, the merciful Father, our supplications and the prayers of deliverance against the corona virus. In order
N–ot to remain indifferent in confronting the pandemic crisis which brutally attacked everyone in the world without distinction. In response to the afflicted humanity,
A–ll of us in fraternity aspire to live a life of intensive prayer, penance and sacrifice, community recreation, rest and cultivation of vegetables in our garden, fostering to all God’s creatures the mercy and compassion of the
V–irtues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
I–ntimate touch with the living Word of God during the daily Liturgy nourishes us and animates us to
R–espond to the needs of our poor brothers and sisters with simple and genuine spirit of minority.
U–ndertaking an authentic personal conversion path, each of us in the community with
S–incere and true fraternal dialogue, with reciprocal love, forgiveness and mutual understanding, we continue to strive to live joyfully the beauty of consecrated life and our being missionary first of all in our fraternity and then in our mission field.
Here we are reminded of a line that’s sometimes attributed to St. Francis of Assisi (though attribution is most likely inaccurate) “preach the Gospel at all times, use words when necessary”.
“SACRED HEART” COMMUNITY, Calbayog City