Dear sisters and all Santa Nazaria Ignacia’ s friends:
From this small corner of the State of Guerrero in Mexico – Chilapa -, I want to communicate with the rest of the world and tell them that, even in the midst of the pandemic, confinement and restrictions, we are still standing. We stand with a courageous heart, serving those most in need to receive the light of the Gospel. Because we want to bring them the hope of all that Jesus teaches us. We carry within us the joy of working with a heart willing to bring the spirituality of Santa Nazaria Ignacia to the world around us. This world that is hungry for a life other than the routine of doing what has “always been done.”
The sisters of this community ask ourselves: What to do with the apostolates, with the apostolic groups that can no longer meet? The answer was to organize group-works so their Christian spirituality would continue to be nurtured.
We offered each month, starting in July 2020, workshops on:
• Didactic resources in Catechesis
• God's wisdom is the source of wisdom and power
• Apocalyptic thinking
• Holiness the way of salvation
• An always open Advent in Human History
• God's today in life
These workshops had the opportunity to enhance the spiritual life of the participants and revive the charism of Santa Nazaria Ignacia.
We can say: the pandemic continues, but the missionary spirit also continues even in the midst of so many adversities and the response of the people is a source of joy, being able to respond to their needs and accompany them online.
H. Asunción Soto Álvarez, mci