Consolata Feast: “They have no wine”… “Do whatever he tells you”

Message from the Superior General

“We all rejoiced, last May 23, at the news of the recognition of the miracle attributed to our beloved Father Founder”, says the Father General at the beginning of his message sent to all the Consolata missionaries, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, lay missionaries, relatives, friends and benefactors, on the occasion of the Feast of the Our Lady Consolata, on June 20th.

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Father James Bhola Lengarin, IMC, goes on to underline how “There was also joy and satisfaction on the faces of those who, with tenacity, perseverance, and humility, have worked tirelessly, often in obscurity, in recent years to advance the various stages of the canonisation process”.

“Special thanks – says the Father General – are due to our Mother Consolata, the founder of the Consolata Family through Blessed Giuseppe Allamano”.

Message of the Superior General (Video made by Br. Adolphe Mulengezi)

Starting from the miracle received by Sorino Yanomami through the intercession of Blessed Allamano, the message offers a reflection on the miracle of Cana of Galilee and on the “starring role of Mary”, who persuaded her Son and engaged with the servants at the wedding feast “.

The reflection applies the passage from the banquet at Cana (John 2.3-11) to our life as consecrated people and to the different realities of our mission in the world.

“Just as Mary intercedes for the newlyweds by saying to Jesus: “They have no wine”, our mission is also called to intercede for humanity, especially for all those who suffer from the “lack” of basic needs, peace and justice.”

The Message ends with a Marian prayer by Pope Francis, but first he reminds us that the “mission is lived in the tension between these two polarities: “They have no more wine” … “Do what he tells you”. From observing a lack to being sent by Jesus to proclaim the Gospel that fills life with meaning, peace, joy and consolation. Like Mary, the important thing is to trust Him. Try to “always do what He tells us”, especially in times of difficulty, because the mission is His and not ours! (cf. 1 Cor 3:9)”

Let us wish ourselves a Happy Consolata Feast, motivated also by this reflection of the Superior General which we are publishing in full.


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