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Lenten Letter from Superior General

Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission Most Rev. G. Gregory Gay CM has addressed the Letter for Lent 2010. In this letter we can read: “… Let us reflect this Lenten season on the fragility of Jesus Christ and on our own fragility to see it not as a limitation but rather as a means of building a new life for ourselves and others and the world in which we live. Jesus’ fragility is most concretely expressed as he gives up his spirit after the experience of his own passion prior to and on the cross itself. St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians expresses the deep theological reflection in the Christological hymn which says that Jesus emptied himself becoming nothing in order to make of us something through the fullness of life in the resurrection. Prior to this complete gift of himself on the cross, Jesus shows how fragility has its place in the transformation of society. The night before his death, Jesus showed us the way to be, the way to act. He washed the feet of his disciples, an act that would only be carried out in his time by slaves. He became the servant of the servants.”

Read the complete text of Lenten Letter of the Superior General 2009 or download the Letter in PDF

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