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For the health of the people in our state, the Governor has placed the state under a Stay At Home order; in addition, our Bishop has cancelled all Masses at least through Easter Sunday. This is a time for us to focus on our true charism: prayer. Please pray for the health of our Community, our city, our state, the country, and the world. We know how powerful prayer is!
Because of the social distancing requirement, we missed our March meeting. It remains to be seen whether we will be able to have our planned meeting in April. Keep up with the reading for your formation classes and if you have questions, I would encourage you to contact your formation teacher.
Whenever our next meeting is, we will conduct our triennial elections. I and the rest of the Council have been blessed by our service to you and I know whoever is chosen to follow us will also be blessed and be a blessing to the Community. Keep praying for our Community elections.
Yours in Christ,
Here is a flyer for this year’s retreat for Permanently Professed members of the Province to be held in Redlands, CA at El Carmelo Retreat House from 25-29 September: http://ocdscos.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-OCDS-Intensive-Retreat-1.pdf
Here is a recent letter from Fr. General Saverio where he discusses the Council in OCDS Communities: http://ocdscos.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/LETTERA-OCDS-2019_EN.pdf
Due to the weather, today’s (23 Feb) meeting is cancelled. Please be safe and keep warm!
“Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart… The guest of our soul knows our misery; He comes to find an empty tent within us – that is all He asks.”
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing dismay you,
All thing pass,
God never changes.
Patience attains all.
He who has God lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.
Nada te turbe,
nada te espante;
todo se pasa,
Dios no se muda.
La pacientia todo lo alcanza.
Quien a Dios tiene nada la falta:
solo Dios basta.
On Saturday, January 26, 2019. we had 2 members of our community make their definitive promises and 3 members make their temporary promises. In addition, we had 10 individuals receive their brown scapulars and become members of the community. Congratulations to all!