4th anniversary of the reunification

June 27th 2018
4th anniversary of the reunification

 

 

Our journey of integration:

“Wayfarer, it is your tracks which are the road, and nothing else.

There is no road, walking makes the road; and when glancing back you contemplate the trail which you will trample no more.

Wayfarer, there is no road, only the wakes on the sea.”

 

God in his infinite mercy gives us to know His will through His Son Jesus of Nazareth. He gave us His Spirit. The Spirit makes all things new.

Saint John Eudes internalized these words like this: “… immerse myself in the Lord Jesus Christ, to contemplate his mysteries and find the better way to communicate it to people; be refreshed by the Spirit, which fills me  with power and joy in the action.” 

That is also true of the persons who walked in his footsteps: the first pioneers who opened the way in France, like Sr. Mary of the Trinity Heurtaut (1634-1709) and St. Mary of St. Jérôme Tourneux who spread the Congregation to America (1809-1886)… along with many others.

A great woman like Mary Euphrasia Pelletier felt a deep call within her soul to a further transformation and an extension of the work. We can still hear her today: “See how the Lord is opening up to you your life's work and you will need fresh strength to cope with it.” (Conf. 25)    

These pilgrims and others changed history, rekindling hope.

This long path brought us to reunification in 2014. Today we are on the journey of integration. Thus, we try to “preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds us together” (Eph. 4:3). United in Jesus prayer: “Holy Father, keep those you have given me, so that they may be one like us.” (Jn 17, 11)