YEAR OF THE RULE OF LIFE
21 November 2018 – 3 February 2020
He alone can give us the understanding of it. Day after day, he writes it in our heart,
conforms us to Jesus Christ and clothes us interiorly with his ineffable beauty.
The more we know our Rule of Life, the more we meditate it and keep it,
the more also we flourish in the peace and joy of the Holy Spirit,
and run lightheartedly in the way of perfection.
Today, a Year of Grace begins for us. It is good that the Year of the Rule of Life opens with the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple.
” Throughout this delicate work of revision, we were haunted by the concern to faithfully keep the thought, sentiment and profound intention of Mother Rivier and our predecessors.”
– Mother Ste-Jeanne d’Arc –
The Year of the Rule of Life is:
- a call to rediscover, reflect on, interiorize the Rule of Life
- an encouragement to consecrate more time to reading our Rule of Life
- the opportunity for renewal, personally and as a community
- an invitation to become ever more fully an “open Gospel”
With Mary, let us move into the deep with joy and hope!
Every time we read the Rule of Life and decide to live or to act in consequence, we are taking a step forward on our journey to holiness. May Mary in the Temple accompany each of her daughters so that this very special year might help us meet Jesus and live more fully rooted in Him.