鮑思高志願會(女性)(VDB)首批會士發願100周年:回憶與預言

十二月 2, 2019

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【慈幼通訊社 2019 11 06 意大利羅馬訊】 1026日,正好是七名年青婦女發願,獻身成為慈幼婦女,建立後來的鮑思高志願會(女性)宗座法律俗世會的100周年。在這具有重要性的慶典周年紀念,該會總負責人致函所有志願會成員,內容如下:

 

我們惦記着這些更新我們的召叫,致力使自己成為今天世上先知的時刻,是多麼美好啊!有賴首批(姊妹)的勇毅,使我們(的俗世會)得以誕生,並有賴他們的忠貞,使我們成為服務教會及普世的俗世會。

 

回憶:

19191026日:根據嘉賓尼娜 (Luigina Carpanera) 記錄的報告,第7987頁,我們的首批姊妹發願,成立當時的「聖方濟各沙雷氏熱誠者會」。我喜歡由衷地回憶這些慶典的片段,感受這些氣氛,並對聖神在這一百年來為我們所做的,致以衷心的感恩。

 

所選擇的地點:「可敬者鮑思高房間小堂」,根據賈利哀勞樞機所說……是「天主預定的特殊記號」。

樞機強而有力的訊息:「今天展開你們的新生命」……「為靈魂的得救奉獻一切……」。

主禮者:我們慈幼會歷史中兩位重要的司鐸:賈利哀勞樞機和李納德神父。

慈幼家庭:以母佑會作代表,陪伴團體踏上第一步。

感受:嘉賓尼娜(Luigina Carpanera)在報告中,多達兩次(開端及結尾)形容這是感動人心的慶典。

 

預言:

即使100年已過去了,我們每一位姊妹都能在那主日1026日,再一次看到她自己。

 

讓我們花一點時間,停留在我們所在的地方,並靜默一會,回憶自己的蒙召:

  • 第一次說是;
  • 我首次發願的地方;
  • 陪伴我奉獻生活的所有人;
  • 我所走過的路;
  • 信靠天主,履行祂旨意來走我所要走的路。

 

我們也一如首批姊妹,這一刻是新生命的開始,一切都是為基督,把教會帶給世界,並把世界置於教會的中心。

 

「我們貞潔、神貧與服從的愛,與享樂主義及對身體的崇拜、利益與唯物主義、個人主義及排外文化相悖,因此成為使人自由的宣告、見證、使命、愛的標記。」

 

這是我對你們每一位的期望。

在每日的祈禱中共融,懷著耶穌對我們的愛,為我們的成聖祈禱!

 

親愛的

達瑪 K.

鮑思高志願會總會長

 

VDB 100 years from first professions: Memory and Prophecy

 

(ANS ItalyRome, 06 November 2019) On October 26th, exactly 100 years have passed since seven young women made their professions as lay, consecrated and Salesian women, thus laying the foundations for what would later become the Secular Institute of Pontifical Law of Volunteers of Don Bosco (VDB). On the occasion of this significant anniversary, the head of the Institute sent a letter to all the volunteers, which we publish below.

 

It is beautiful to remember these moments to renew our vocation and to commit ourselves to be prophets in today’s world. Thanks to the courage of these first (sisters), it was possible for us (our institute) to be born, and thanks to their fidelity we are today an Institute at the service of the Church and of the world.

 

Memory:

26 October 1919: The First Professions of our sisters, at that time “Zealots of the Society of Saint Francis of Sales” according to reports from Luigina Carpanera, in her Notebook, page 79-87. I like to return in heartfelt fashion to those moments celebration, to feel the atmosphere that was experienced and to look with a grateful heart at what the Holy Spirit has done for us over these hundred years.

 

The place chosen: the “Chapel in the Rooms of Venerable Don Bosco” which, according Cardinal Cagliero …, is a “very special sign of predestination”.

The powerful message of his words: “Today begins your new life” … “consecrate all for the salvation of souls…”.

The celebrants: two significant priests of our Salesian history: Cardinal Giovanni Cagliero and Father Filippo Rinaldi.

The Salesian Family: represented by the FMA who accompanied the first steps of the group.

The Feelings: For a good two times, at the beginning and at the end of the report, Luigina Carpanera describes the celebration as “moving”.

 

Prophecy:

Even though a 100 years have passed, each of us sees herself again on that Sunday 26 October.

Let’s take a little time there where we find ourselves and for a while let us remain in silence to recall how each one’s vocation was born:

– my first YES;

– the place where I professed for the first time;

– all the people who have accompanied my consecrated life;

– the path I have travelled;

– the steps I wish to take, with trust in God, to accomplish His will.

 

For us too, as for the first sisters, that was the beginning of a new life, all for Christ to bring the Church to the world and the world to the heart of the Church.

 

“Our chaste, poor and obedient love, which is opposed to hedonism and the cult of the body, to profit and materialism, individualism and the culture of exclusion, thus becomes announcement, testimony, mission, sign of a love that is free and liberating.” (AG8, p. 6).

 

This is my wish for each of us.

United in daily prayer for our holiness, with love in Jesus!

 

Yours

Dagmar K, VDB President General