Faith, so that God can act

MDM’s Charism:
“Faith, so that God can act.”

A religious community’s charism is a spiritual gift inspired by the Holy Spirit to help that community fulfill its particular role in the Church.

MDM’s charism is “Faith, so that God can act.” This was something that God revealed to us, not in a sudden flash of inspiration, but gradually, through prayer, suffering and discernment. MDM began, not with some great plan or program, but simply with the desire to let God act — to not get in His way. Over time God impressed upon us that in order for Him to act, we had to first trust Him, to have that mustard seed of faith.

Trust in the Lord, and He will act,” proclaims Psalm 37.

“Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” (Lk. 7:50)

“The graces of My mercy are drawn by one vessel only, and that is — trust.” (#1578) Diary of St. Faustina

This call to trust in God has been the message that God has instilled in our little Community from its earliest days. But the discovery and understanding of our charism is something that He revealed to us over time. In order to be His co-workers, we had to first come to trust Him, to believe Him. We see this as the particular way in which we are called to cooperate with Him in sharing His message of mercy with the wounded world.

Jesus, we trust in You.

November – this month is dedicated to The Holy Souls in Purgatory

EMILY JEBBIA

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