Message From Sister Mura Doherty

Published: 4 September 2015
Message From Sister Mura Doherty

We should live each day with passion

I send my greetings to each and everyone associated with Nazareth House in the Southern African Region.

The year 2015 was a very special time for Religious all over the world. Pope Francis dedicated it to the Consecreated Life.

This afforded everyone the opportunity to reflect on and deepen their spiritual life and their relationship with the Lord and their neighbour.

For me, the highlight was a special visit, granted by the Superior General, to visit Rome for two weeks in May 2015. I was joined by three other Sisters who have celebrated, or will be celebrating their Golden Jubilees before the end of this year. Between us, we have given 200 years of service to the Lord and to our Congregation as Sisters of Nazareth!

We thank God for the privilege of serving Him and how it has enriched us in so many different ways over the years. Like every life lived, it has not been a bed of roses, -we also experienced the thorns from time to time!!

Three of us who visited Rome came from different countries, but wherever you are in the world, Nazareth House and the Sisters remain the same, -a life dedicated to service to those in need, -be it elderly, children/abandoned babies, Hospice, School and Outreach ect.

As the Lord said in Matthew 9: 37-38, "The harvest is great but the labourers are few. Ask the owner of the harvest to send workers to gather it in". Let us pray for more vocations to our Congregation.

We continue to be greatful to God for all our wonderful Sisters, Staff, Benefactors, Volunteers and Friends of Nazareth who help us in our ministry each day. As Pope Francis said, "We should live each day with passion".

May the Lord and His holy Mother continue to bless you and your families always, for your love, dedication and service to Nazareth House.

Special love to you all!!

Sister Mura Doherty

Regional superior

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