The Associate communities have been doing their best to accompany one another this whole year. Both Mexico and U.S. Associates had their assemblies online. We are encouraged by the way our Associates have learned how to use technology for these processes. The Mexico Associate Assembly was celebrated over several weeks, culminating with the transition to a new team. The U.S. Associates also used technology to transition to a new coordinating committee.
Our associates were active and present during the congregational celebration journey. The Sisters thank their associates for their contributions and their much-needed enthusiasm in these difficult times, thank you dear associates for being part of the Family of the Incarnate Word.
On Sunday, June 25, I was sent forth as a Minister of the Holy Eucharist. I must say that I had long expected and yearned for this moment, but when the day I had expected for so long arrived, I was very nervous and a little afraid. However, the Gospel and the Homily filled me with strength and confidence. Jesus was telling me: “Do not be afraid” and he repeated it three times. These words touched my heart and suddenly my environment was transformed.
The Incarnate Word Associates in Mexico City and the Sisters in the Holy Family Community at Casa San Ángel visit the Chapultepec Lake in Mexico City.
In Mexico City, from June 14 to 17, 2017, the Apostles of the Incarnate Word and Sisters Presence from CDMX, Chihuahua, Jalisco, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí and Veracruz met with great enthusiasm and joy to carry out our VIII Assembly with the aim of “Celebrating the fraternal encounter with joy and united in prayer imitating Mary saying our “I do” again to the Incarnate Word, persevering in service, reflecting on the way and to choose the new IWAA General Team.