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House sanctified by God’s presence

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On 6 January in the community of the Generalate and Procura General, according to a long and beautiful tradition we celebrated Koleda – a time of common prayer, blessing of the house and blessing of the community. The house is the place, where we are at home. During one of the catechesis (11.10.2017) Pope Francis said: “Jesus is as a house, and we are inside, and from the windows of this house we look at the world. For this reason we do not close in on ourselves, we do not long with melancholy for a supposedly golden past, but we look ever forward, to a future that is not only our handiwork, but that above all is a constant concern of the providence of God”.

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For many years we have shared the joy of Epiphany with those, with whom we are joined by bonds of brotherhood/fellowship and cordial friendship. Time was shared with our Sisters from Via Monceniso, with Pallottine and Salvatorian Fathers, lay members of the UAC and other invited guests. The main celebrant, speaker and “maestro della ceremonia” was Fr. Jaroslaw Rochowiak, Salesian. Time of common prayer, joy of sharing at one table and singing Christmas carols in different languages, as well as reading the service at the crib of Jesus, which each one had chosen, we can say, Lord, it is so good to be here.

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In gratitude to God for our earthly home, let us not forget our vocation as we look to eternity, to be in the house of God, made not by human hands. Let us pray that we all will find a home, which Christ prepared for us in the house of the Father.