Easter Message 2010
Easter Message 2010
We are entering the time of the Easter triduum and we are drawing close to the “Day that the Lord has made”, the day of the definitive triumph of life over death that was accomplished through the resurrection of Jesus.
I am happy to be able to share with you the profound joy that flows from a heart full of gratitude for this gift.
During recent weeks, while visiting the Sisters of Haiti, I had the opportunity to live the paschal mystery in a particularly strong way.
I was very impressed by the great suffering, silent and rich in the decency, of all the people who had been touched by destruction, death, and a sense of loss and of uncertainty for the future.
Through this reality I perceived also the suffering of the people of Chile and of many other persons in the world, in particular the most defenseless, the poorest and those stricken by natural disasters or oppressed by various forms of violence and misery.
In them I met Jesus who lived his passion to death on the cross.
At the same time I had the experiencing the contact with that new life that flows from the cross in the many gestures of solidarity, in the faith of the people who place their hope in God, the source of all hope and who recognize in Him the creativity of love, a love that asks us to set in motion new educational initiatives that will go toward meeting the needs of many young people and helping them to find the meaning of life, when all around them speaks of death.
Yes, dear Sisters, Jesus is truly risen and lives among us. He Himself called us to communicate this good news with our words, with the hymn of the Alleluia and especially with our life!
Our hope is founded on the resurrection of Jesus, which becomes ever more profound when it confronts the mystery of suffering. Very often that suffering finds no explanation and before which we no words. We can only nourish compassion, enter into communion and accompany with love.
Love is stronger than death. Love is always the source of life. Love will never pass away!
Together we want to be open to the force of the Paschal Mystery with Jesus, who died and rose!
May Mary, the woman of the resurrection, accompany us to passionately and joyfully announce that Jesus is truly risen and walks before us and with us!
I feel the need to thank all the communities of the world for the promptness with which they gave their contributions to the areas stricken by the earthquakes, also sensitizing the young people and the educating communities. May the Lord bless this generosity and every other gesture of delicate humanity.
I wish all of you, your families, the groups of the Salesian Family and in particular our brother Salesians, a Holy Easter. I send a special thought to the young people, so that in meeting the Risen Christ, they may find true happiness and become a gift of self to other young people
With this message, I want to offer my response to the many wishes and greetings that have come from you and for which I thank you.
I entrust to Mary, the Mother of the Risen One and the Woman of Hope, my wish for all of you and my gratitude. Let us sing Alleluia with her!
Sr. Yvonne Reungoat