This past 7th of November, at the community of Fuego Nuevo, we lovingly shared with the sisters of the Holy Family a small homage, a tribute to our CCVI sisters who are no longer with us, but their presence continues in our hearts, are an inspiration and a role model, as they left their mark for new generations.
To Celebrate the CCVI 150 Years of service, Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) held a Mass and reception in honor of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Sisters, alumnae, staff, and students were in attendance. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed mingling at the reception!
Sr. María Del Socorro Lazo, CCVI.
The University of the Incarnate Word dedicated Mission Lobby to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word who served at the University, in thanksgiving for their dedicated work with the University students and in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Congregation.
The book of Ecclesiastes says that there is a time for everything, and today is a time of change. That is why we are here. First, I greet the leadership of the National Institute of Cardiology with deep gratitude on behalf of all my sisters. I especially greet all the staff of the National Institute of Cardiology – Love and Science at the Service of the Heart. Thank you for being here with Sr. Emma, Sr. Cristina, Sr. Luz del Carmen and Sr. María Elena – who will have the difficult honor of being the last sisters of our Congregation in the Institute.
CCVI Sisters’ mentions in Press during November 2019.
This is a day of intense mixed emotions for me: pride in belonging to the only public health care institution served by Sisters; sharing this event with the people I love and are very close to my heart; and sadness in witnessing the closure of a cycle of kindness, wisdom, mercy and genuine interest in relieving the suffering of the sick, a quality lived daily by our highly esteemed Sisters.
We can say a lot about the faith of simple people, I had a wonderful experience to prove it, it was for me an example of humility, of faith, of prayer, of true trust in God. It was with a person from my parish community, he told me that in his first year of school, he did not learn much and his mother told him: “you are a dumb, you will not go to school next year, you will go to the fields to work with your father”. And so it was, so he never learned how to read or write, he could only draw his name, every time with less effort, but it is just that, a drawing, and he is proud to know that it is his signature.
Some of us were privileged to be present at the Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Margaret Nugent, RIP. It was good to see her relatives there and many Sisters and friends. The homily was, in my mind, a great tribute to Margaret, to religious life, and a reminder to me of the renewal process we are involved in to celebrate our 150th Jubilee. I wrote a Haiku based on the homily given by Father Jim Rutkowski. Perhaps you would like to reflect on it also.
The Kingdom of God community together with our dear older sisters and associates in Mexico City, we all made a Living Rosary to celebrate and thank for the CCVI 150 years on October, 3.