On July 2, with a votive Mass on the Holy Spirit, presided over by Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Apostolic Societies, the XXII General Assembly of our Congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, coming from different countries, began. In multiculturality, AG members renewed their will to walk together as one body, following the Cross of Jesus and holding a red cloth as a symbol of the path of the shed Blood of Christ and the suffering of humanity. The solemn entrance was accompanied by a specially prepared song containing the theme of the Assembly: In the Blood of Christ... "new all things" (Rev. 21:5). Sister Nadia Coppa welcomed Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, the Assembly participants, ASCs connected online, and CPPS. In his homily, the Cardinal Prefect recalled that Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Every renewal, every transformation of life, is a return to the source. Jesus Christ, born of Mary, accepted death on the cross to give us new life. He impels us toward our neighbor.
After the thanksgiving, each delegate was called by name and received candles with the logo of the 22th General Assembly. Following the blessing, the sisters, with the song In the Blood of Christ... "new all things," went to the Assembly Hall.
Sister Nadia Coppa, Superior General, in her speech emphasized the uniqueness of the present time and the event that is the XXII General Assembly. We meet not only to take stock of the past, but above all to read the signs of the times and discover together, in an atmosphere of prayer, how to put into practice the charism given to St. Maria De Mattias in our time and in the places where we are called to serve.The meeting took place at the Provincial House of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in Rome, where we were welcomed with open hearts and Christian hospitality.
Sr Ewa Kleps, ASC