By Marie Celeste R. who attended the October Orientation Program. On what this time meant to her.
“Friendship is a Miracle...
This phrase was something said to us early in our two weeks of Orientation. I had joined three other new missionaries at the Brooklyn Heart’s Home a bit unsure of what to expect of Orientation but still excited. What we found was a community of respect and joy and a lifestyle that entered so readily into reality and all of the beauty therein! As you could imagine this was a bit intimidating as second to our admiration of what we saw was a desire to be part of this miracle we witnessed. Each day we rose and chanted the Liturgy of the Hours, practiced our languages (Spanish, Thai, and Ukrainian), listened to a talk on different aspects of the Spirituality and Charism of Heart’s Home and visited our friends in Brooklyn.
I truly appreciated the embrace of this miracle where in each moment there was a profound trust in the Lord’s mercy and love as well as guidance by the Holy Spirit. This trust was contagious and as we stepped forward into the gifts being offered in encounters and experiences it was clear that this miracle of friendship was a gift that was meant to be given and received generously! Orientation was a time of blessings in the lessons we learned, the mercy we experienced, the joy and laughter we shared and the miracle of friendship that we witnessed!”
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