Enjoy re-reading the weekly reflections from the Sisters of The Servants of the Plan of God.
“I was in prison and you came to see me” (Mt 25:35)
A few years ago, God invited us to visit Him through the women that were in prison. In our weekly visits, we sought to take them the mercy and closeness of God, who always looks at us as His children and believes in us. We gave them spiritual company and catechesis. We ask you for special prayers so they can always feel the company of Christ in their lives.
Continuing with what we shared last week about our chapel, we would like to share some thoughts about a few of the symbolisms that our chapel has. In almost all our chapels we usually use 2 materials: rock and wood. With those 2 materials, we want to show how our life and apostolate is to be.
As you look at the picture(in the bulletin), you can see the Lord is in the center of a stone wall. Our Lord is our rock and the foundation of our lives. Sometimes there are moments of joy and difficulties but the Lord is there, supporting us with His grace; the strength that we need for our own lives and in the service of others. Each stone in this wall is different and unique, in our community it is the same, each sister is unique and the Lord unites us as one heart.
We strive to remember that as the Lord is the Rock that has sustained our lives, His heart is always opened to us and giving of His love. The wood of our chapel seeks to remind us of this truth: His love is both strong and soft at the same time. We seek to serve others with these same two characteristics.
Please pray for us that we can always be opened to this special grace that Jesus gives us in the Blessed Sacrament, so we can always have Him in the center of our hearts and as the source of our apostolate.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13)
Today we want to share with you some good news! A month ago we inaugurated our chapel in our house. Jesus in the Eucharist is the daily source of our life and consecration, that’s why we have everyday moments of prayer (alone or in community) in which we want to seek and strengthen our friendship with the Lord as we pray for all the intentions that people ask us to pray.
If you have any intention that you want us to pray for, please let us know don’t hesitate to tell us directly or by email.
Since the very beginning of our foundation, we have recognized music as a very important way to evangelize to Catholics, non-Catholics and even those who do not believe in God.
It is for this reason that we started a Musical Ministry called Siervas. Our songs seek to communicate about human experiences, trying to illuminate those experiences from the perspective of faith.
In 2006 we arrived at the heart of the Church: Rome. It has been a huge blessing to serve there through our charisma. Since the beginning of this foundation, one of our sisters has been a part of the teamwork of the Pontifical Council for Health Care. Which offers support with projects directed to the health care of people in the ethical and moral areas related to this subject. We also do pastoral care, catechesis, prayer groups in different parishes. We have programs of evangelization for families and the youth. Additionally, we help in Caritas, specifically in programs that help the immigrants.
Our apostolate in the Philippines In 2003, the Lord wanted us to open our first community out of America, in the Philippines.
Our mission there is to teach in the schools and in the university. We assist with pastoral needs through retreats, spiritual journeys, Bible groups, conferences, leadership workshops, etc.
We have been helping in the area of pastoral care by: going to the hospital and giving spiritual accompaniment. Additionally, we have a project of catechesis and feeding for children that are poor, called “Feeding program”.
We also visit women that are in jail; we do mission trips to different islands that are in need such as Boho, Leyte and Batayan, (an island that was very much affected by a typhoon many years ago). With a group of volunteers we offer them aid in both material and spiritual ways for all their needs.
We are very happy and thankful to God, who allows us serve Him through our most needy brothers and sisters in the African continent since 2005. We would like to share with you a little bit of our mission there.
Our community is in Huambo, where we serve in the education and health areas through service in a hospital and through programs for evangelization. In these evangelization programs we have projects of spiritual accompaniment and solidarity missions. We have a kindergarten, where we teach our little brothers and sisters about faith. We conduct courses for Catholic leaders for the youth of 18 villages in the area and we also assist the local church through our participation in commissions of catechesis and areas related to health within the Dioceses.