Women fron here and abroad

A faithful spiritual daughter of our Foundress, Délia Tétreault, Sr. Huguette Turcotte visited many countries as a journalist. Many women crossed her path and she was deeply touched by them. She discovered one true fact—they were all women of heart. … notwithstanding their differences they are so much like us. People who know me will not be surprised that I chose to speak to you about my encounters with WOMEN ABROAD... women from every parts of the world—Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Through my experience with these women I have come to realize that although they are different from us... they are also very much like us. Whether her face is hidden in a dark chador with only her eyes visible, as was the custom agent who verified my passport in Malaysia, or whether she is a Zambian mother who at six in the morning, with her baby securely wrapped on her back, is out in the corn fields hoeing, or like an indigenous Otavalo weaving a poncho in a small town of Ecuador, or a woman guiding a Chinese junk in a port of China, each of these women is a MOTHER, a SISTER, a GRANDMOTHER, a LIFE BEARER, a WOMAN OF HEART. Like you and me, she is hungry, she is cold, she is sick, she is tired, she suffers, she laughs, she cries, she loves. Like all women, her life is a gift to all those who surround her; she is a gift to her village, to her city, to her country, to humanity.
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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

This week we return to the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. This Sunday and next Sunday, however, are designated as solemnities, special days that call our attention to the central mysteries of our faith. Today, on the first Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This feast invites us to consider what we believe about God, who has revealed himself to us in the Trinity, one God in three Persons.The Gospel for this Solemnity is taken from the Gospel of Matthew. In its conclusion, Matthew’s Gospel quickly moves from the disciples’ discovery of Jesus’ empty tomb and Jesus’ appearance to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to the commission that Jesus gives to his disciples in today’s Gospel.
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