Jordan: Rosary Sisters marks third anniversary of her canonization

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Jordan: Rosary Sisters marks third anniversary of her canonization

Amman-en.abouna.org

The Congregation of the Rosary Sisters in Jordan has marked the anniversary of its founder St. Mary Alfonsine by celebrating Holy Mass at the chapel of the Visitation House.

The Mass was presided over by Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali. Present at the Mass were Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan Monsignor Alberto Ortega Martin, Patriarch Fouad Twal, as well as a number of priests, deacons and nuns.

In his homily, Bishop Shomali said: "The life of St. Mary Alfonsine sets a model to be emulated. The Jerusalemite saint managed, despite her weakness and limited resources which are not different from ours, to make her way to sainthood and perfection by the grace of God. Sainthood is not confined to a group of people, but rather within the reach of all."

He added on the third anniversary of her sainthood:"Her sainthood is neither attributed to the miracles she performed, nor for the Marian apparitions, and nor for founding the first Arab congregation in the Holy land. All these phenomena are mere coronations to her virtuous life, namely her profound humility, which made her a malleable tool in the hand of God.”

At the end of the Mass, Amelia Salayta gave a speech in which she quoted Pope Francis who said: "From now on, Mother Alfonsine will be referred as a saint at the Church altars.” She also called on the Virgin Mary to overwhelm all with Her Protection and to protect Jordan as well as its people under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:06
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