On Saturday March 4, 2012, the “In Her Footsteps” Associates group gathered at St Joseph Residence with Sister Lorna Cooney and Beverly Redmond, Associate, to pray and reflect on the Acts of the 33rd General Chapter.
Our eyes were immediately captured by the colourful image of the quetzal bird on the cover of the booklet. One of our Associates shared that since this lovely quetzal bird of many colors cannot live in captivity, it became a symbol of freedom and liberty; a sacred bird to the ancient Mayan and Aztec peoples. Royalty and priests wore its feathers during ceremonies. If anyone else dared to wear its feathers or kill a quetzal bird, that person would be put to death.
At the coffee break we enjoyed the goodies shared by the members who so generously spoiled us with their culinary talents.
It was a spirit-filled day where we prayed, sang, rejoiced, shared and resolved to do our part, “one drop at a time”, for a better world where justice will reign.
Our meeting ended with immense gratitude. One Associate stated that she felt she had come and lived a spiritual retreat and was now leaving very enthusiastic and invigorated.
Yolande Zielinski and Rosetta Staltari, Associates