MY MISSION EXPERIENCE IN ITALY/ ROME
On the 21st of this month ( November) we have celebrated the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In unity we came together in a special way to thank God. This day touched me in a special way, I was able to thank God for the gift of calling, as well as for the various talents of my fellow sisters. These talents are really the enrichment of the Church and the congregation. Through our talents we can offer a variety of services happily.
I would like to share with you about the mission I serve as a Catechist. Some years ago I did this mission in various parishes in my country Tanzania, now I am doing this mission in the parish of St.Francis of Assis here in Rome, Italy. I am preparing children to receive various sacraments including first communion and confirmation . For the first time here in this general house community of Rome, the leaders have seen it worthy to be close to the society around us for the testimony of our mission. So I happily started my mission this year. At the beginning I faced some challenges in terms of language, culture and even the manner of teaching which is quite different from Tanzania. Since I have a passion to this mission I rejoice and now I no longer find it difficult . On 21/11/2020 ten children received the first communion. And despite this Covid 19 epindemic , these children received Jesus with great joy in their hearts. And although their lips were covered with masks, their smiles of joy appeared in their bright eyes.
Let us be proud of our talents and use them in the benefit of others instead of hiding them . Our first mission is prayer, then in every other mission that each one of us is entrusted, we should offer the very best of ourselves for the praise and glory of God. We will be more blessed wherever we are.
Sr. M. Clementina