On February 4, 2024, after 8 a.m. Mass, the Sisters, the Priest, and those who attended Holy Mass met at the Sisters dinning room to celebrate Consecrated Life.

After "breakfast", all the present reflected on those persons who were chosen to see the Redeemer in a 40-day old boy: Simeon and prophetess Anna.

When Mary and Joseph brought Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, Simeon took Jesus into his arms and blessed God. Simeon fortold the suffering Jesus and Mary will undergo. At his words, Mary and Joseph look at each other in amazement and a hymn was sung:

When Mary brought her treasure Unto the holy place, No eyes of man could measure The joy upon her face. He was but six weeks old, Her play-thing and her pleasure, Her silver and her gold, Her silver and her gold.
Then Simeon, on him gazing With wonder and with love, His aged voice upraising Gave thanks to God above. ‘Now welcome sweet release! For I, my Savior praising, May die at last in peace, May die at last in peace.

At the end, Simenon blessed Mary and Joseph. At that time prophetess Anna came and going toward people, she said about Jesus that He is REDEEMER; and that He will redeem our nation.

Prophetess Anna was called to consecrate her life to God through the prayer, fasting, and living in the temple. She was not anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, presented her requests to God, especially that God will send the Redeemer. And God granted her request. The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guarded her heart and mind to recognize in this little boy Jesus, the Redeemer of the world. However, she did not hold it to herself. On the contrary, she shared this great news among all people. She glorified God as well as all people who heard this good news. That was a great joy.

Nineteen centuries later, a girl, called Elizabeth, was called to consecrate her life to God. Through prayer, suffering, and Works of Mercy, she was called, by the Divine Redeemer, to found the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer and became MAM. She meditated on the Mystery of the Redemption, lived from it and assisted others to enter into the mystery. She constantly glorified God and made visible the merciful and redeeming love of Jesus Christ. Her inner vocation was to make known and to enable others to experience the depth of God’s love and his desire for their true happiness and salvation. During two centuries of the existence of the Congregation, many young women accepted God’s calling and consecrated their lives in the Congregation of the Divine Redeemer.

After this short presentation, people were asked to share thier experiences with consecrated men and women. The program was closed with blessing given by Father Edwin.


Saint of the Day
We Remember
April
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
1Sister M. Geraldine Galavits 1989
4Sister M. Hyacintha Gabrie 1993
6Sister Majella Eder 1977
6Sister M. Helena Korosy 1987
9Sister M. Inviolata Tirch 1961
11Sister M. Maristella Eichinger 2005
12Sister M. Theodora Petrash 1995
14Sister M. Veronica Nemeth 2000
15Sister M. Teresa Poruban 2005
16Sister M. Ilona Stefanovics 1986
23Sister Mary Alice Varga 2013
25Sister M. Celestine Fazekas 1934

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