Jordan: Rosary Sisters celebrate the Feast of Saint Marie-Alphonsine

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Jordan: Rosary Sisters celebrate the Feast of Saint Marie-Alphonsine

Amman-en.abouna.org

Marking the feast of Saint Marie-Alphonsine Daniel Ghattas, founder of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of Jerusalem (the Rosary Sisters), Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali celebrated Mass at the Rosary Sisters Church, the Visitation House, on Friday, November 16, 2018. Present at the Mass were Bishop Fouad Twal, Rosary Sister adviser Micheline Ma’louf, Rosary Sisters working in Jordan, and a number of believers.

In his homily, Bishop Shomali said:” Over the liturgical year we celebrate feasts of dozens of saints. Most of them are ordinary people, including men and women, the rich and the poor, as well as the elderly and the young. As the days of the year cannot include so many saints and martyrs, we celebrated at the beginning of this month the Feast of All Saints, especially the forgotten ones, the forgotten by history, but they remained glorious as they attained holiness.”

Noting that the earliest saint was Abraham and among the latest saints was Marie-Alphonsine, he said, “God wanted to have a saint living among us, namely Marie-Alphonsine who provided services in Jordan, particularly in Salt. This saint addresses us today saying: Living according to the teachings of the Bible is possible, the teachings of Jesus are attractive, and Lord Jesus’ Sermon on the Mountain is for all.” She tells us that the path of the Beatitudes is narrow, yet it leads to fertile pastures, and that the door of sin is wide as it leads to hell."

At the end of the Mass, Sister Emilia Salayta thanked Bishop Shomali and all those who took part in the Holy Mass marking the feast of Saint Marie-Alphonsine Daniel Ghattas, founder of the Rosary Sisters.

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 11:53
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