PRAISED BE THE INCARNATE WORD!
We are very happy to tell you that the great family of Incarnate Word Apostles continues to grow and give good fruits.
A Mass was celebrated last April 7 in a small Chapel in a rural area, in the Village of El Porvenir, which belongs to the Aldama Municipality, in Chihuahua. We have been visiting this area since the month of January, this year, to bring the Word of God, through the Bible Course “Jesus of Nazareth”.
During the Mass, we celebrated the Commitment Ritual of a new Community of Incarnate Word Associates called Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Renovation of the Commitment of the Mary Immaculate Community.
In an atmosphere of great joy, we had the honor of having the presence of Sister Lupita Moreno Flores CCVI, from México and of Alma Halgraves de Zavala, Incarnate Word Associate, National Director of the Incarnate Word Association in Mexico City, and of Sister Elisa Talamantes, CCVI, from the City of Chihuahua. The Eucharist was celebrated by Father Salvador Campos, Parish Priest in Saint Jerome Church at Aldama City.
In the Entrance Antiphon, Sister Lupita Moreno encouraged us to overcome our fears, to give and to renew our commitment with fortitude and courage. After the Homily, as representative of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Sister Lupita invited Graciela, Imelda and Lupita, members of the new Immaculate Heart of Mary Community, to express their commitment. Then, the members of the Mary Immaculate Community renewed their commitment, and at the end Sister Lupita, Sister Elisa and Alma Zavala, presided the “Sending-Forth” Ritual for both communities.
After the Mass, we enjoyed the company of all those who attended the ceremony, among them, the students who attend the Holy Spirit Bible School and who come to this church to study the Jesus of Nazareth Course. They proudly wore their uniforms with green blouses. They shared with us their experience and how the Lord has transformed their lives. They also expressed their thanks because they thirst for the Word of God, because in this village Mass is only celebrated twice a year. The Bible School has been a great blessing in their life. They were very enthusiastic and they told us that they want to continue learning and that, in the future, they would like to form a new Incarnate Word Apostles Community.
We shared the bread and the salt, and we hope to continue growing in love, in order to continue to respond to the calling of Jesus, the Incarnate Word.
By Armida Romo Monzón;
Mary Immaculate Community