Dear Sisters! In the encompassing strength of the Holy Trinity and its profound significance for our life as Sisters of Divine Providence, we greet you cordially and express our joy and union.
Let us contemplate the image! It is an expression of our Trinitarian spirituality and the painful reality of our world, which has aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are invited to let ourselves be touched by this image of our Sister Marly Cardoso da Silva. This is how she describes the picture: „I had to go to the pharmacy to buy medication for the sisters. In order to be able to do everything, I had to go the same way four times. The way to go there led me past the hospital. Every time I saw and heard the grief and the painful silence of the people in front of the hospital, where there is usually a lot of activity. I wanted to embrace them, but I wasn't allowed to do that. Therefore, I asked Divine Providence to care for them, to embrace them in my name. And that was how I saw the Trinity embracing, healing and nurturing the entire creation.“
God – Holy Spirit ─ the breath of God, Ruah (which in Hebrew means: breath, wind...), the life force, the divine energy that enlivens everything. We believe that this Spirit encompases and embraces the entire universe. Let us pray: God, Holy Spirit, You, who inflames our heart with love and pours out your strength upon us so that we can bear witness of your love to all people: We trust in You!
God - Son – the neighbour, who touches, embraces and unites; a Mercy that reaches all people, showing itself as a presence of solidarity. Let us pray: Son of God, who leads us and enables us to see the world with your eyes, and who challenges us to gestures of solidarity among us and with those in need: We trust in You!
God - Father ─ Who supports and sustains the Son, and whose "arm has not become shorter and will never be shorter“ (P. Eduard Michelis). Let us pray: God Father, who is carrying our sick sisters and brothers, the nurses and the doctors, as well as those who care for those in need and those who are currently distinctly feeling the consequences of this worldwide difficult situation: We trust in You!
Let us turn to the Merciful Trinity with confidence, knowing with certainty that she will embrace all humanity with her compassion! God works in and through us. Thus we can celebrate this feast with hope and joy and be signs of God's Providence. In communion with all the sisters in the four Continents, we pray the above text on 7 June 2020.
Dear Sisters, in this faith we wish you a joyful feast of the Holy Trinity, the Patron feast of our Congregation.