ACTIVITY SOLIDARITY OF PRENOVICES 2016 - Clamart France
AUGUST FOOD RELIEF
DAUGHTER OF WISDOM
Sister Mariette and 10 Prenovices 2016
International Novitiate, Clamart – France
Each year, at the international Novitiate of the Daughters of Wisdom in France, the pre-novices participated in the “ACTIVITE SOLIDARITE ETE”, with the association of the Août Secours (August food relief) in Paris, from August 22 to 27. There were 10 future novices this year in 2016: four from Haiti, four from Madagascar and two from D.R. of Congo divided into two groups:
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”. Mt.25, such was the theme that inspired and energized them to realize this exciting and delicate mission.
Let us listen to them
In the footsteps of our Founders, we were delighted to participate in their thrust towards those that God loves dearly. We lived a beautiful experience serving very deprived people in France, at Notre Dame de la Croix parish (20th district). All of us saw the difference between the poor of our countries and those of France. It opened our eyes to the reality of the world.
Each morning, we were nourished by a fraternal sharing of the Word of God, of the life of Montfort and Sr. Marie Louise, the teachings of Pope Francis’ “The joy of the Gospel”, and our daily revision of life.
The afternoons were devoted to the preparation of parcels to be distributed to the recipients. We returned home around 9 p.m.
Charism of the Daughters of Wisdom
The experience helped us to deepen our love of the charism of our Congregation.
Now that it is over, we are aware that what dwells in us are the words of Montfort’s hymn # 149 addressed to all the Daughters of Wisdom: “O Daughters of Wisdom, help the poor invalids, those overwhelmed by sorrow, the disabled, the outcasts. Those whom the world rejects, ought to touch you the most”.
Source of life and joy
Finally, we were confirmed in our mission toward the poor and touched by the needs of the people. As pre-novices, we had nothing to offer, only our smiles, our prayers and our time. We made people happy and we are overjoyed!
Please take time to read once again articles concerning previous activities of the Prenovices.