Our community continues to grow as more women come together wanting to bear witness to HIS offering of eternal love from the cross. Women who carry other’s crosses as an offering and bearing witness to our Lord’s own giving of love, warmth, tenderness, compassion and in solidarity joyfully announcing faith and charity.
In the year dedicated to the Holy Spirit, as we were moving towards the Jubilee of the year 2000, in the Archdiocese of Lima, Peru , our community: Servants of the Plan of God was established on August 15 1998, (the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary).
We remain open to the influence of the Holy Spirit through a maturation process that achieves the form of a canonical society in apostolic life. Thus allowing us to continue to serve HIS people as part of the awe inspiring Mission of the Church.
May 13th will be the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, and October 13th will be the celebration of the final one. While the apparition of Our Lady at Guadalupe is the most popular, the messages of Fatima were the most prescient and somber. At Fatima, Our Lady warned us of the bloody carnage that would mark the 20th century. She asked us to pray to mitigate the bloodshed. She also warned, “Russia would continue to spread her errors throughout the world.” And now, finally, we see the progressive left admitting that Russia wages a propaganda war against our democracy. For years the Popes sounded a clarion against communism and Catholics were often accused of having an anti-communist/Russian obsession. Well, who’s obsessed now?!READ MORE
Our Sisters have spent a season without a summer. Some might say not a bad thing. When they left South America, it was spring turning to summer and when they arrived in North America, it was fall turning to winter. But soon enough they will be treated to life inside the yearly furnace we call summer. For me I spent a season without NFL Football. As the season was gearing up and the Kaepernick kerfuffle (asking us to judge people not by the content of their character but by the color of their skin or uniform) was going strong I decided that would be more poison than I wanted to ingest. We all have to decide how much toxins we want to be exposed to and find ways to limit that exposure. After all, our souls can only fight off so much before we lose all hope. Plus, I really find it annoying to be lectured by very overpaid athletes who know little about the issues.READ MORE
The Lord has his own ways. Looking at our own history, we regard our birth as a gift for the service of the Church.
In the past the presence of religious communities, was perhaps more common, in hospitals or clinics as well as far away mission places where people were deprived of spiritual support and help in the moments of pain, found a spiritual solace in those difficult moments that required a look of hope and spiritual connection.
Now a days, in the need that exists to give testimony of the Lord, showing the world His mercy and charity, (especially in various situations that are marked by the pain and suffering of the person), where the explicit presence of the consecrated life is in some places even smaller, the Holy Spirit created us to exist as a response to this need.
Community life is a fundamental part of the vocation of a servant. As the community of the Apostles who gathered around Mary focusing their lives in the Lord Jesus, we also seek to live, love and bear witness of Him in the world.
Each servant encounters in her community life, an excellent way to receive the grace of God and try to learn to be more like the Lord Jesus, in His love, His mercy and His unconditional surrender for others. In our community life, we find a privileged space to experience friendships in the Lord. It is also a space of knowledge and an encounter where we celebrate our faith and share the grace and the gift of our vocation as we prepare to serve better in the mission.
Anticipating that our communities are sealed by an intense spirit of family, of Christian charity, of sisterhood and joy; as servants, we live happily with other sisters who also discovered the call to give their lives to the service of God and to the neediest people.
Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, you remember “to boldly go where no man has gone before” and the start of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster, which is said to be a powerful year, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward, we are entering the era of Trump. We might be going where no one has gone before in electing a person who has not held elected office or high military command and who comports himself as never coming near the middle of the road. In my letter of 18 September (The Ego vs. Lady Macbeth), which was critically acclaimed (very critical) by a local news outlet, I mentioned that Mr. Trump doesn't think twice about turning the tables on his opponents and that he would expose the lies and vacuousness of the elite ruling class. I think I was right. True to form, he has demonstrated an uncanny ability, sometimes without even trying, to do just that.READ MORE
President-elect Donald J. Trump
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Dear President-elect Trump,
As Christians conclude the Christmas season with the celebration of Epiphany, I wish to shine a light on recent threats to Christian churches throughout the US. Just days prior to Christmas, the U.S. Government reported that ISIS terrorists were targeting Churches in the U.S. on Christmas, though no specifics were given. If it were the intention of the Federal authorities to scare Christians away from attending Christmas services, then a better strategy could not be had.READ MORE
In answering the call that God invites us to accept, we seek to put our Lord Jesus as the foundation of our lives. We aspire to live foundationally in the dimensions of personal and communal prayer.
We strive to live our lives daily as if in continuous prayer that rises to the Father giving glory and praise. We seek to live intensely our sacramental life, actively participating in the Sacred Liturgy, and nourish our spiritual life with the reading of Scriptures, Divine Lectio, praying the Rosary, among other forms of prayer. Participation in the Eucharistic Celebration along with daily visits to the Blessed Sacrament are necessary in our daily encounter with the Lord. In these encounters we are strengthened daily and we renew our participation in the Paschal Mystery, referring to our sense of our apostolic service which is the means we have to offer of ourselves.
Similarly, we are called to an apostolic life. We aspire to live our daily life with the characteristics of the spirituality of action. Looking for the unity with the Lord in everything. The inspiration of Mary, Our Lady, who preserves and ponders all the things in her heart (LK 2,19.51), guiding us to continue along the path of life in prayer.
Soon it will be the year that was. But was it a year to remember, or your favorite year? Was it the best year ever, maybe a year in the life of a fool? Or was it more the days of wine and roses or a time we’d rather forget? However those 525,600 minutes of those 365 days of 2016 passed by I hope you can find many reasons for gratitude and thankfulness.READ MORE
To accomplish our mission, we are inspired by the model of Our Lady as a Servant. In particular, in the passages of the Visitation and the Wedding at Cana. Mary goes to serve to her cousin Elizabeth carrying the Word in her virginal womb. She brings the Good News and at the same time is in solidarity with Elizabeth in service to her in times of need. At the Wedding at Cana, Holy Mary is exemplary in her attitude of prompt and effective service to the needy. Expressing in her actions the closeness with her Son. She trusts him unconditionally and that is the reason She intercedes before him for the needs of others.
Mary is our model of service. We desire to live and serve as She did in these delightful passages, with the same attitudes that She did.
Our passion is to bring Jesus to the world. Announcing with joy the Gospel through service. Arising from the encounter of the love of Christ and with the charity with which we seek to serve all of our brothers and sisters but especially, the fragile, sick, poor and needy people and our suffering brothers and sisters. Our priorities are in health service, formation in the faith, education, assistance and promoting human dignity.