Sunday, March 6, 2011

Words of Angela

Angela Merici, the founder of our religious community, had many wise things to say.

Here are her words.

And if, according to times and circumstances, the need arises to make new rules or do something differently, do it prudently and with good advice.

– taken from Angela’s 3rd Legacy

Here is an adaptation from one of Angela's daughter - Cabrini Durkin.

She who says that does not want to be “in”. She does not want to hold onto the past at any cost. She is free of fearful concern about her work, about her reputation. She knows that all human deeds-if they are good deeds-are only a small part of the work of the Creator. She has experienced God’s love and has made the same experience available for others, for those who seek God, for those who thirst and hunger for more than just the superficial, for those who live in shadows.

Lord, give us the courage of this woman, that we may not hold on to the past and may not fear the future, but that we may live in the present and face the questions and needs of the people of today, and that together we may ask:

What would Angela do today?

-taken from Praying with Angela Merici-Editions du Signe 1999

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