FIRST WEEK: October 20th to 26th 2019
On Sunday, October 20th 2019, our Formation Session began with the celebration of the Eucharist with Fr. Eugène Diatta. This was followed by our opening celebration on the theme of water. Water is essential to human existence and is also the natural element by which Jesus chose to introduce Himself to the Samaritan Woman: “whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” As sisters responsible for initial formation, we are at the service of life and the most beautiful symbol of life is water! (Opening Celebration p. 6)
Focussing on the theme of water, the celebration also incorporated a response to the global appeal on care for our common home. As a symbol, each participant received an ecological water bottle, representing the water of life: Jesus Christ is the source of the living water that alone can quench all of our thirsts!
On Saturday, we took time to interiorize and integrate our lived experience of this first week. The quality of the reflections and sharing among us truly affirms that: Formation is a priority, until Christ be formed in you! (Gal 4: 19)