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Our Lady of Sorrows – Homily by Fr. Aurelio Miranda

Dear brothers of the Chapter,

Today we celebrate a great feast for us Passionists. Firstly, because we celebrate the one who was the first Passionist, since she remained faithful at the foot of the cross of her divine Son, Jesus, living and meditating upon the redemptive passion, and also because, when celebrating Our Lady of Sorrows at the foot of this of the Cross, we remember the day when we, as Passionists, were born in the heart and loving dreams of God, who wanted a congregation devoted to daily meditation of his great mystery of love and salvation.

The first reading presents us with Judith, a beautiful woman in appearance, character, strength and insight. She is to bring Israel victory against Nebuchadnezzar because of her courage in defeating the enemy, Holofernes, the Assyrian general. As the act performed by her, all the people of Israel takes courage to fight for their freedom. The people acclaim her as “the glory of Jerusalem, the renown of Israel, the great honor of our people … Be foreverblessed by the Lord” (Judith 15, 9-11).

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  1. Pe. Luiz Carlos Meneghetti,CP says:

    Parabéns Pe. Aurelio Miranda pela bela homilia que você fez aos capitulares no deia de Nossa Senhora das Dores. Você tocou em pontos importante para a nossa reestruturação. Citou o Grande educador brasileiro Paulo Freire numa proposta de COMUNHÃO para trasformar a realidade em que vivemos. Minha pergunta. Como educar os novos jovens formandos para uma comunhão universal na Congregação? Qual será a parte do capítulo Geral que tratará da formação inicial e permanente? Com Maria a virgem das Dores, continuamos ao pé da cruz junto com nossos formandos, num processo profundo de mistagogia, confiando nas decisões que nos ajudarão a prosseguir o caminho formativo.

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