Called to be a Son

Called to be a Son

sonsJoseph Jeyaseelan, CMF

Sri Lanka

 We call ourselves as servants of the Word. Since servant-hood in the common secular use of the term bears nuances to lack of dignity and freedom, the expression servant may give the impression that we are people without dignity and freedom. Fortunately and truly it is not the case. The word servant in no way implies servitude, slavery or subservience. We are servants in the sense that we are called to be at the service of the Word of God in the world as missionaries. Being servants is our response to the missionary call we have received in the Congregation and it is not the core element of our being.

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Fr. Xifrè’s Letter to Vallier

Fr. Xifrè’s Letter to Vallier

xifre2The following letter of Fr. Xifrè to Vallier in Chile in 1870, a couple of weeks before the death of the Founder, sheds light on his concern for his brothers and constant reference to the founder as a guide for our missionary life

Prades, 5 October 1870

Rev. Fr. Pablo Vallier

Superior

Dear Brother:

 I have received your letter dated August 12 which I have in front of me, and from it I gather, with regret, that you have not received all the letters that we had written to you, especially the ones where we acknowledged above all the acceptance of the Masses and alms you had sent.

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Carta del P. Xifrè al P. Vallier

Carta del P. Xifrè al P. Vallier

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Esta carta da una idea de la preocupación de P. Xifrè por sus hermanos y de su constante referencia al fundador como guía para nuestra vida misionera.

Prades, 5 de octubre de 1870

R.P. Pablo Vallier

Superior

             Muy estimado Hermano:

             He recibido su muy apreciada del 12 de agosto, que tengo a la vista; y de ella deduzco, con pesar, que no reciben todas las que nosotros les escribimos, sobretodo por lo relativo a la aceptación de Misas y limosnas que ha enviado.

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