Hello brothers and sisters! I am Sister Po-Yee Yeung. I was born in Hong Kong, SAR, grew up in Toronto, Canada, and studied in Arlington, USA. I entered the community the Servants of the Plan of God almost 6 years ago. I had been serving in an elementary and secondary school for children and youth with physical handicap, The Joy in the Lord, in Lima, Peru.READ MORE
I’m Sister Cecibel, I arrived from Peru in February, with many plans and ideas for our service here knowing I would only be here for one year. Because of COVID, everything changed, now I can say this time with you has been a strong spiritual experience of prayer and service doing simple things, sharing smiles and joy with those I met, and praying for those I didn't. Some days ago, I received an important phone call from my General Superior. After a long conversation, she asked me if I wanted to serve in Ecuador next year, and I said Yes!
I knew I’d be here just for a few months, I knew I’d receive a new assignment, and I also wanted to go back to my country to serve the poor. Once again God surprised me, He fulfills and goes beyond my deepest desires! He wanted this before I did it, this is His perfect plan of Salvation for many and for me. And here I am! Again! Happy to serve the plan of God and go wherever He calls me to go and also feeling heartbroken, leaving behind my home, my parents, my brothers and sisters, because you, my dear friends of OLMC, have become this for me, even if we’ve never met or we had to keep social distance, you’re so close to my heart and I’ll keep you all in my prayers.READ MORE
Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday. “Gaudete” is a Latin word, meaning “rejoice.” The Christian steward should be characterized by a spirit of rejoicing.
Our First Reading, from Isaiah, expresses a fitting motto for us. “I rejoice heartily in the Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul.” It is God Who is the source of our joy and contentment — not things or achievements or comfort, but our relationship with God.
This is why stewards can share so freely of their time, talents and material possessions — because ultimately, we are not attached to these things. We recognize them as good gifts from our loving Father, but we are attached to the Giver of the gifts, not the gifts themselves. This allows for great freedom in life and the capacity for great joy in the Lord.READ MORE
We serve a merciful and patient God. In His kindness, He warns us that we will be called to make an account one day for the way in which we made use of the gifts He has given us.
The most precious gift He has given us is His own Son, Whose birth we are preparing to celebrate.
St. Peter describes the loving kindness of the Father in our Second Reading today, saying God “is patient with you, not wishing that anyone should perish but that all should come to repentance.” Yet, in the same passage we receive this warning: “The Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a mighty roar... and the earth and everything on it will be found out.”READ MORE