From September 12, 2022, we started arriving in Rome and our sisters in the Generalate house warmly welcomed us with joy. On September 15, 2022, on the feast of our Lady of Sorrows, we officially began our Juniorate program. Our sisters Mapendo Annonciata and Maamalifar Poreku accompany us. Slowly as we start our journey of these 5 months, we have been blessed to visit some historical places of our Catholic faith like St. Peter’s Basilica and Assisi to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis. We were happy to join our senior sisters and brothers in this pilgrimage to Assisi. Indeed, we profited doubly. Besides living the experience of Assisi together, we also shared passed experiences.
On September 21, 2022, the feast of St. Matthew, we had our opening mass celebrated by Fr. Olivier Soma (MAfr). The whole of this day was special for us, crowned by the opening mass. In this opening mass, we offered ourselves to the Lord who is guiding us on this journey. In his homily, Fr. Olivier reminded us “just as Jesus called Matthew a tax collector and he rose and followed Him at once, so He does with us and He does not call the righteous ones but sinners.” It is this availability we are called to, just as we are, and we need to let Jesus take care of everything. Our work is to trust Him and welcome his graces.
In this time of grace, dear sisters, we continue to count on your support and prayers that we may profit from this precious time and achieve the objectives of the juniorate. Thus, let God’s will be done in our lives. Please pray for us.