Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday's Reflection: Chapter Theme in Art

We are grateful to Sister Josephine Wagner, SCC, for sharing this pre-Chapter reflection:

While this work of art speaks for itself, a brief explanation is included here:  This Sister of Christian Charity bears the names of her Sisters around the world.  She also carries a new wineskin inscribed with an excerpt of the First Draft Toward the Constitutions of the Congregation of the Sisters of Christian Charity, written in 1849 by our Founder, Pauline von Mallinckrodt.  The excerpt begins:  "The purpose of the Congregation of the Sisters of Christian Charity is to glorify Our Lord and Savior, the source and model of holy charity. . . ."  The blood which flows from the wounded hand of Jesus -- the new wine poured into the new wineskin -- is made up of the words that every Sister of Christian Charity says at her first profession, at every renewal of vows and at her perpetual profession, beginning with, "In response to God's call and with firm determination to consecrate myself completely to him and to follow Christ more closely throughout my entire life, . . ."

- Sister Josephine ministers at Little Flower Manor (Wilkes-Barre, PA).
The Sisters of Christian Charity of the North American Eastern Province will hold our Provincial Chapter from February 14-18, 2019.  Please join us in praying the prayer for our Provincial Chapter.

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