Testimony

    “The Baby Jesus of the Crib cries out to you, ‘tenderness’… for each and every human being.   He opens his arms to the whole universe but first of all to the little and poor.”       lsr Magdeleine
Bethany, near Jerusalem August 22, 1982   This is my testament   I possess nothing and that’s how I wish to die. […] It is a treasure far more precious than gold and silver, and it is this that I would like to bequeath not only to my family and to the Little Sisters but to all of humankind.
Ever since 1971, a week-long music festival has been held in the city of Roskilde, Denmark.  Music is, of course, at the center of this event.  This year 145 musicians from around the world participated.  But there were also graffiti painters, poets, and organizations presenting various themes for everyone to think about: capitalism, banks, corruption, immigration, etc.  Among the 130,000 participants there were 30,000 volunteers.  The majority were housed in tents.  You can imagine the spectacle !
A little sister living in Cuba wrote the following to wish us the Easter blessings of the Risen One: Easter Resurrection: Life has conquered death.  Everyday.  The Risen One does not make himself present in what is extraordinary, but, as lsr Magdeleine, our foundress, would say, in what is “extraordinarily simple.” Jesus said to the women to whom he had wanted to show himself first after the Resurrection, “Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee.  There they will see me!”
During Christmas time the little sisters of Warsaw, Poland, went out to meet the homeless and street people. They tell us here about their experience and what they received from these encounters: From lsr Violetta:   As for organizing this "Christmas Message", we let our hearts be our guides.  We wanted simply to share the Peace and Joy brought by this God who descended to our earth as a little tiny infant, poor and powerless. This little child, full of trust, stretches out his hands to us and, smiling, invites us to take hold of him.  
“Would you like to go to Damascus this year?  Yes, of course!!!”  And it was with great enthusiasm that I left Lebanon for Damascus with my sisters Jeanne d’Arc and Mariam Nour.  It was with joy that I returned to this neighborhood and our parish and friends as I had spent my second year of postulancy there.
 
 
 

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