Friday, August 31, 2018
Today, August 30th, we celebrated the feast day of Blessed Eustaquio van Lieshout ss.cc. The Eucharist and Adoration was led by the brothers and sisters of the United States Province. Fr. David Kinnear Glenday, a Comboni priest and facilitator of the General Chapter of the brothers, offered two meditations to the Chapters and invited us to enter into a time of silence.
With the backdrop of the prologue of Saint John’s Gospel, he asked us to reflect on this question: “How can this Chapter be a gift of prayer for me?”
We also contemplated the contagious faith of the royal official of the same Gospel (Chapter 4). In addition, two texts from Evangelii Gaudium were put before us: numbers 11 and 49. Our Chapters were invited to reflect on that ‘Word’ that we have heard and in which we believe.
(Translator: Ultan Naughton sscc)