Faced with the situation that we are experiencing in the world right now, we must above all pray together for peace. This peace will only be achieved by real love and shared by all. But how difficult when the danger is real and close!
Currently, in our country, we are preparing to welcome thousands of refugees who have experienced horrific situations. I cannot say that it appeals to everyone. Fear and doubt are still in our minds, despite all our efforts to ensure that choices will be wise and well done to all points of view: safety, medical, first choice reserved for families with children, etc.
In fact, we have to accept and to surrender for the future. Easier to say than to live! We, Oblates and Volunteers, who have peace in us and who must become peacemakers in our communities, it is the right time to give it around us.
Will our love be strong enough and deep enough to live through "the Holy Spirit, God of Wisdom"? Will we be able to testify that only the love of Christ present in our hearts enables us to remain calm so that others can follow us in the hope that the Risen repeats again today
"Peace and joy be with you!" It is time for us all to shine with what dwells in us.
Rose Mathieu, Oblate
Congratulations: 50 th anniversary of the Institute in the Dominican Republic
Jaquelin Agüero Woss, coordinator
At the Christmas gathering of the members of the Conference of Secular Institutes on January 10, 2016, we took the opportunity to have a mass celebrated in thanksgiving for the 50 years of implementation of our Institute in the Dominican Republic. Our Volunteers of God were invited to join us. The Eucharist was presided by Fr. Víctor Rodríguez, a Vincentian priest. On this occasion, we also celebrated the 25thanniversary of consecrated life of our companions. After mass a festive meal was enjoyed by all.