Sr. Franca Zonta, the newly elected Superior General of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate, published her first Circular on December 8, 2012, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the patronal feast of the FMI. Sr. Franca reflects on the importance of touch in our modern world,
We are in the era of “touch”. Everything is done through a simple “touch”. Just a “touch” and we are connected to the world. We phone, send messages, reserve tickets for trips, buy, sell … with just a “touch”. A revolution in our way of living can turn-upside-down our way of thinking and acting.
When God reaches out to touch us,
It is a touch that becomes a purification, a grace, an appeal, a sending forth, a mission. And so for Mary. The touch of God made her Immaculate, redeemed in a sublime way, for the unique mission to become the Mother of the Son of God. (Lumen Gentium, 53) Mary, the most beautiful example of the touch of God, continues throughout history to announce the Gospel, and to attract all of humanity towards their ultimate purpose of existence.
The Circular is a wonderful Advent meditation for the entire Marianist Family. It is available online on the International FMI web page. Thank you, Sr. Franca!