Brazilian jubilee celebration continues in Teresina

June 26, 2013 by

REPORT FROM JUNE 26, 2013: “Wednesday evening we continued our Triduo celebration, which opened with a prayer centered around the Gospel of the Vine and the Branches.  We began by blessing one another with oil and then a small tree was carried in and we were given a name of one of the sisters to put on the tree as a symbol of we being the branches.

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“The Gospel from John was read by Sister Rita de Cássia Alves, who then gave a short reflection. She said that a plant needs the earth for its roots in order to stay alive and that like wise the branches need the vine.  Jesus never seperated himself from God the Father and we are to do the same, not seperating our selves from Christ the branch or else we will die.  The prayer ritual ended with a dance by Sister Naira Regina da Silva Ribeiro and Alexsandra da Silva.

“The evening ended with a slide show presentation of our sisters’ work in Brazil over the past 50 years and then dancing.”

One special photo shows Sisters Rosemary Farrell, Marcia Allen, Donna Otter and Anna Marie Broxterman, who were received into the congregation together in 1959.

 

REPORT FROM JUNE 25, 2013:On Tuesday evening we began our three-day preparation for the 50th Jubilee Celebration that will take place on Saturday.  A youth group from Parque Mao Santa presented a skit and then a senior citizens group performed several dances for us.  Afterwards everyone was invited to join in on the dancing.”

The celebration will culminate with a closing Mass celebrated by Bishop Jacinto Brito at 11 a.m.  Saturday, June 29, at St. Joseph the Worker Church, Teresina.

 

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