Festal greetings of The Superior General

Festal greetings of The Superior General

Sat, 06 Apr 24 Daughters of the Church Charismatic Family Life of the Institute

Rome, April 8, 2024

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Dear Sisters, dear Brothers and All Friends,

this year with the whole Church we are celebrating the Solemnity of the Annunciation, for us a Family Feast, on April 8, in the Community of Mater Christi, in Mestre (Venice), where on April 7, Mercy Sunday, the 80th anniversary of the death of Venerable Olga Gugelmo of Mother of God will end.

Two events, two encounters in faith that we will live together; both in the Cathedral of St. Lawrence Martyr and in the church of St. Jerome, entrusted to our Community.

Sr. Olga MD has always been pointed out to us by the Mother Foundress as the model to be imitated in order to be true Daughters of the Church; at the same time, she is recognized by the people as a person totally dedicated to God whom we can pray and invoke, in order to receive from Him, through her intercession, the graces that everyone needs.

To her tomb I wish to take all your worries and family concerns and difficulties of work and health and the situation of our world, which is so troubled. May no one ever lack the faith and joy to announce to all that God exists and is love, as the Foundress herself taught us.

To Mary, Mother of the Word, who was able to say her generous and unconditional Yes to the Father's plan, we ask her to imitate those values and principles that Mother saw in Sr. Olga as being essential to embody the Ecclesial Charism of which we are bearers together with all of you.

Happy celebration to all!

Sr. Theresa Purayidathil

Superior General