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Message from Lucía Herrerías Guerra, President FMVD
Dear Fraternity and entire FaMVD:
Within a few days, on June 25, we will celebrate the first anniversary of the departure of Jaime Bonet to full life with his beloved Trinity and Mary. I say well: we will celebrate, because it is the feast of eternal life that he always preached to us. On several occasions we heard him tell how in moments of difficulty, trial and desolation, he "went away" to coexist with those of heaven, where everything looked differently.
Throughout this year, we have experienced in different ways their new form of presence among us, and we have grown in the desire to know the spirituality we have received, to value and deepen the charism that has left us as an inheritance.
In the change of time that we live as Humanity, we have the task of learning to "look where Jaime looked" to reinterpret, guided by the Holy Spirit, the charisma and mission of the Verbum Dei responding to the signs of the times.
We celebrate the anniversary of Jaime in the context of the preparation of the Fifth Ordinary General Congress: there are many issues that concern us, many projects that we dream of, many challenges that we face. But also, our world and the reality of the Verbum Dei offers us many opportunities that we need to take advantage of, to launch ourselves to the mission with the freshness of the Gospel, driven by the constant renewing dynamism of the Holy Spirit.
In Siete Aguas, on June 24, we will celebrate a Thanksgiving Eucharist for the life of Jaime. On that day as well as on the 25th, surely in all the communities a commemorative activity will be organized, so that we will be united with the intimate bonds of Family, accompanied by all our brothers and sisters who are already in heaven: our ancestors, who they encourage us to walk towards the goal, without being discouraged, and getting up, if necessary, seven hundred times seven each day.
On June 24 - happy coincidence - is the solemnity of the birth of Saint John the Baptist, a beloved Saint of Jaime. We ask the forerunner to help us discern structures, methods and means in our mission, so that they have the thickness of their finger, and nothing in our life hides the Jesus we want to announce so that people meet Him and have Life.
Very united in prayer and mission, and that Jaime, from the bosom of the Trinity, does not stop orienting us on the way.
Lucía Herrerías Guerra
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