Dear Members of The Mother Angeline Society,
Among the first Prayer Intentions of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for 2015, is the following one for January: “That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.” This worthwhile prayer which we are encouraged to offer every day of this month, could certainly resound in the heart of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa. She lived her religious consecration with joy and zeal, and she served the poor elderly of every class of society with true charity.
Throughout this year, we will reflect on Mother Angeline and her consecration. May this give us pause to think of our own baptismal consecration, and our consecration as husband, wife, priest, religious or single person, and ask to be filled with the Christian joy of knowing we are serving God and neighbor. Let us pray for the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged & Infirm, for their faithfulness to Mother Angeline’s charism and growth in holiness and vocations. And, let us never fail to try and know Mother Angeline better, and pray to her and for her Cause, for she will certainly help each of us to rediscover our Christian joy!
Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm