Bethlehem

From Aubonne in Switzerland


Little sister Maria Hedwig who is Austrian, writes from her community in Aubonne near Geneva:  read more »

Have trust, come close to me!

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By becoming such a small and gentle child, he cries out to us: Have trust, come close to me! Do not be afraid of me, do not fear.
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The means Jesus used

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The means Jesus used at his birth in the Manger, at Nazareth and on the Cross are these: poverty, utter lowliness, humiliation, rejection, persecution, suffering, the cross. These are our arms, the ones used by our divine Bridegroom, who asks us to let him continue his life in us. Let us follow him as our sole model and we are sure to do much good, for in that case it will not be we who live but he who lives in us. Our acts will no longer be our own, human and frail, but his divinely efficacious acts.
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Because of the overflowing abundance of his love

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Because of the overflowing abundance of his love, Christ, the Son of God, chose to pass through the state of utter helplessness of a tiny child, the only state in which someone is totally given over into the hands of another. That is how our God first appeared, and he wants to be contemplated and adored in this state not only by the lowly but also by the great. He accepted the adoration of both shepherds and wise men, and he even led them by a star into his presence, he this little baby without grandeur or majesty.  read more »

Walsingham

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We also have a community in Walsingham, a little village in Norfolk, which has been a place of pilgrimage to Our Lady, since the 10th Century.  read more »

In face of hatred

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In face of the hatred and anger of the world we must bring the gentleness and the smile of the Infant Jesus of Bethlehem. In face of the pride of the world we must bring the littleness and powerlessness of the tiny new born baby of the crib...

Be a tiny baby in the Lord's hands

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Be a tiny baby in the Lord's hands. Close your eyes and put your hand in his. Let go and be supple and then he can send you where he wants!
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This Bethlehem crib is so beautiful

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This Bethlehem crib is so beautiful and so great.It contains the whole Christ, who is both God and man. It contains the workshop of Nazareth, the Passion and the Cross, and all the glory of the Resurrection and of heaven. That is how our God first appeared, and he wants to be contemplated and adored in this state not only by the lowly but also by the great. He accepted the adoration of both shepherds and wise men and he even led them by a star into the presence of this little baby without grandeur or majesty.
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Little Sister Magdeleine's journey

psM_52_tubet.png "What was most striking on meeting L.S.Magdeleine was how she was open and in tune with life around her and how she knew how to respond with an amazing flexibility. Above all it was how she kept her eyes and heart centred on the ordinary life of the One who had fascinated her, Jesus.  read more »