January 6, 2017
Dear ACI Family, dear Sisters:
Today, on the day of the Epiphany of the Lord, we remember the day of the death of Saint Raphaela Mary, death to LIFE. That is why she is the “creature of happiness”.
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child
with Mary his mother, and fell down,
and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures,
they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.”
Saint Rafaela Mary
“Today, 6th January, her life is fulfilled…
She died about six o´clock in the evening, making just a slight movement. In the Church, the priest was raising the monstrance in all directions, calling down God´s blessing on the whole world.”
(Sr. Inmaculada Yáñez aci – “ Foundations for a building”)
We thank God for her life and her dedication. We contemplate her trust in
God and ask that her LIFE help us to be humble and simple, with a merciful,
reparative, helpful, amiable heart … and like her, may our GAZE be always fixed
on the Eucharistic Jesus and on the world.