22 June 2019
Our Family expands...
Like olive shoots,
around the table of the Lord,
so are the children of the Church
We opened the day honouring the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Paesetto park with the singing of the Angelus and the invocation of the Spirit.
After the Lauds and the Eucharistic celebration in honour of Mary, Mother of Providence, the entire day was kept apart for the participation of the laity in the Charism of Mother Maria Oliva in its various expressions.
Who would ever think that the charismatic intuition of Maria Oliva on 22 May 1913 could reach even the hearts of so many lay people in Europe and Latin America?
Maria Teresa Vives of the Fraternity of Barcelona became the spokesperson of the 19 Spanish-speaking fraternities present in Barcelona, Madrid, Colombia - Ecuador and Bolivia.
Gaetano Zammitti and Giorgio Locatelli respectively presented us the 7 Fraternities of the Central-South and the 10 of the north of Italy.
All of them made us participants in their formation programs and in their ecclesial commitment.
Sr. Fiorella Gargano, in charge of following these brothers and sisters during the six-year period, illustrated the perspective of the charismatic family.
In the afternoon Giovanni Ziaco, vice-president of the Association of Social Promotion Sicut Novellae Olivarum, introduced us to the neonate association based on Christian values and inspired by the principles of communion, solidarity and "integral ecology", referring to the social doctrine of the Church and to our Charism.
Tomorrow’s events: reports on periodical publications and communication, Postulation; in the afternoon we will have the representatives of the young sisters with us.
Let us live in joy and thanksgiving the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ!