Like the apostles and Mary Magdala in front of an empty tomb, we can feel the Lord's presence, even if all appearances point to the contrary. We want to let ourselves be touched by this God who lowers Himself to the point of undergoing a Passion of love. This was how our founders were able to understand the human and spiritual suffering of the poorest among the workers of their time. They were able to perceive the ill effects of poverty, whatever its form: economic, social, cultural, ontological, psychological.
Today, as yesterday, our faith in Jesus Christ leads us to give our lives completely. We commit ourselves as a community and with others in solidarity with the "fragile" people of the places where we live and work. The harshness of their lives causes us to be open to international action for more justice and peace.
I would ask you who read this to discover the "pearl" which we all receive in our existence. May we work together in the project of the God of the Covenant and recognize His Reign in the world.
I have seen the affliction of my people...
The Little Sisters are sent to the poor, the workers and their families to
bear witness to the love of God by every aspect of their lives. May
your actions speak Jesus-Christ...
The Little Sisters try to help people enter into dialogue with one another,
to experience trust, Friendship and solidarity, to
take part gradually in the construction of a world where the
scattered children of God will be gathered together in unity.
They have it at heart to further cornrnunities of faith, the "fraternities" - the gathering of people,
where each person can discover the tenderness and mercy of the Father.
They are invited to see that they are part of the Church, the People of God.
The Assumption of Mary sustains their hope.