Monday, 16 March 2009

Comunita Cenacolo

Golden Jubilee of Priest

It was a joy joining in the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of a friend, Fr. John Caffrey OFM. In his Homily he made an extremely moving reference to an experience from meetings of the Eucharistic Priest of Cenacolo group.

It leads me to learn something about Cenacle and this very Lent morning's Mass meditation is from Mother Elvira Petrozzi below.

Being "Prophetic" Regarding Our Life
MEDITATION OF THE DAY March 16th 2009 (Magnificat Monthly)

Our life is not an invention, but rather the inven­tion of God, who had the courage to have so much faith in us to give us this gift to put into our hands life, existence, with all the "tools" to be able to live it well. Maybe we have not yet taken into consideration this initiative of God and many times we think we are simply born because our parents wanted us or, in any case, for natural or human motives. This is confirmed by the fact that there are people who do not want to live, who stop at the exterior and never taste the fruit of life ... Overall, we must convince ourselves that God wanted to give to you, to me, to everyone the gift of life. It is a gift to discover, to receive, to protect, and to love. If we do not discover this in ourselves, we do not even know how to welcome or defend the life of others, of our children, or of those whom we say we love ...

It is a big lie to believe that life is just an accident or even that it is ours! Life is a gift from God, born from his heart, which is Love. It is a gift that we must begin to unwrap like when we receive a package and out of curiosity we desire to know what is inside. We want to know the reason for this gift that will surely make us happy. No one can enter into the heart of our life for us. It is a personal journey ... Everyone loves the life that we can see, feel, and touch, but life is not only that which belongs to us. It is Someone else. We are from Someone who takes care of us and wants us to discover the flavor of life, because he knows that only in this way we can be truly happy.

Mother Elvira Petrozzi is foundress of Comunita Cenacolo, welcoming the lost and desperate in forty fraternities in thirteen countries.


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