11th OCTOBER 1818 – 11th OCTOBER 2018
“Emilie d’Oultremont”a woman of her time, who “chose the better part”, who allowed herself to be seduced by the One who is love, and who invites us to live in Love, starting from this Love that “repairs, recreates and beautifies”.
Dear Sisters and Lay Associates,
I consider it a special gift of God to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Our Mother Foundress, whilst preparing our 2019 General Chapter.
While the different provincial/regional chapters were in progress, we kept a candle lighted on her grave, as a sign of our search for God’s will, in communion with her. Her life tells us a lot; I invite you to remain with Emilie, allowing ourselves to be touched by her words which stem from her profound experience of Love during her life - so often in the midst of suffering - that induced her to “make this unknown Love known, and to make It loved”.
It is now our turn to continue such a mission. "Deeds are the proof of love” she said in one of her conferences, which I will now share with you.
Let us ask our dear Emilie "Blessed Mary of Jesus", to help us to live the Burning Zeal of Love "that soars again, runs, flies towards its Beloved, and that always and everywhere".
Aurora Torres Hernández