The Inter-Congregational Leadership Group of Women Religious in San Antonio (ILGSA) recently met for their spring meeting at St. Brigid’s Convent on May 9, 2023. This group represents the Sisters within the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Tag: Congregational Statement
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word once again call our congregational family to gather in prayer and reflection in solidarity of the preventable deaths of 50 people, including children, found this Monday, June 27, in an abandoned trailer on the streets of San Antonio, Texas. The frailty and precariousness of our migrant sisters and brothers hurt us. We recognize that this is a tragedy repeated globally, as recently occurring in Melilla, Spain, in which 23 people died trying to reach better opportunities.
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word join the Society of Jesus in condemning the murders of two Jesuit priests in the community of Cerocahui, Chihuahua. With deep pain and consternation, we received the news of the murder and subsequent disappearance of the brother priests Javier Campos Morales, S.J. and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, S.J., which occurred on Monday, June 20th, within the San Francisco Javier Parish of the Cerocahui community. We condemn the violence of the murders and the cruelty involved in the disappearance of their bodies, a practice that has been normalized in the country in recent decades, an exercise of direct violence against families and communities that are not even allowed to say goodbye to their loved ones. Violence that doubles its blow and walks around unpunished, spilling over against the most vulnerable people.
We, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, are deeply moved by the suffering of the families who were victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in our neighboring city of Uvalde, Texas. We are convinced that this violence is preventable, and that this horror must be avoided.
The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, join with Catholic faith leaders throughout the country and others in expressing our extreme disappointment and disagreement with President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has benefitted over 800,000 young people who are our neighbors, our classmates, our co-workers, our fellow parishioners, and friends. The decision to cancel this program will not only hurt and hinder the future of these young people who currently have DACA status, but also our communities, churches, states, and entire country.
“We are the cause of climate change. We are the solution.”
The call of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word is to make the love of God as shown in the Incarnation a real and tangible presence in the world today. This means that we have a particular responsibility to practice the love of Jesus as shown in the Gospels, in the present and in our own reality, wherever we are.