HE IS OUR HOPE!
The strength emanating from Hope in Christ is what keeps us strong and vibrant in the process of moving forward, keeping the fire of the Franciscan Hospitaller Charism burning and kindling it in various ways to prevent its flame from dying out!
The experience of the Jubilee Year of the Congregation, 150 Years of Being Light and Warmth has further strengthened our hearts through the various events that have taken place. One of them was that of the Secular Family of the Franciscan Hospitaller Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, which came together on April 17th, to participate in an international online prayer meeting involving the four continents where we are present.
In the joy of being sisters and brothers who drink from the same charismatic source, we took part in a prayerful moment, which aimed to celebrate the Franciscan Secular Hospitaller Vocation.
Besides, there were testimonies of the Secular Franciscan Hospitaller mission shared by the members of FASFHIC. It was a very enriching moment of mutual knowledge. What spiritual richness, what a thirst for God, Samaritan gestures of hospitality and the will to "do good where there is good to be done"! There is great readiness in the hearts of the lay people who share the same charism with us, to be of service in Franciscan minority. The different realities of each continent can only benefit from the work of these collaborators of the Gospel.
May our life of consecration as Franciscan Hospitallers remain meaningful and challenging, may it be a true spiritual reservoir, overcoming all barriers, with peace in our hearts, tranquillity in our lives and may we never yield to the ageing of the soul.