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"Omni in re, semper, et ubique tantum Deum video, ipsum Deum." MAM

The Solemnity of the Divine Redeemer 

On October 23, our Congregation will celebrate its feast, the solemnity of the Divine Redeemer. Christ Redeemer is the center of the spirituality of our Foundress, Blessed Alphonse Marie Eppinger. She invites us to meditate on the Mystery of Redemption often, so we can understand it better, and live as redeemed people.

On this occasion, the Superior General, Sr. Johanna Vogl, in her circular encourages the Sisters of our Congregation with these words:  “I might believe in the Redeemer if his followers looked more redeemed,” said Friedrich Nietzsche about 150 years ago. This statement is often addressed to Christians as an accusation.
Could this be said also of us, the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer? The Solemnity of the Divine Redeemer is an opportunity to reflect again on our charism and to acquire new strength and readiness to fulfill our mission as the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer in today's conditions and challenges.
People of today focused on constantly solving emerging problems. The word “redemption” sounds for them very passive. Are we less in need of redemption today than the people before us? Our feelings tell us: no. We should translate redemption to the language of our time and pass on people's life context, into our own life context.
In view of our faith, redemption always leads us to the One, whom we call Redeemer. He is the One, who redeems us, Jesus Christ.
Let us have courage and willingness to implement this redemption where we live, in the place and the phase of life that we live at present. Thus, we become powerful and free to testify to the meaningful life in obligation, and direct and guide people and ourselves towards God.

Jesus Christ is the permanent beginning and the permanent center of the mission which God entrusted to man. Let us all participate on this misssion and focus our whole strength on it, because humanity of today needs it more than ever. With these thoughts, we would like to celebrate the upcoming solemnity of the Divine Redeemer in our Congregation.

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