The JOY of Finding the ‘Costliest Pearl’

“During my high school graduation, the ‘prophecy’ told  by my batchmates about me was that I will become a jeweler.  I believe that it actually happened for I have found the most beautiful jewel ... my Jesus.”  (Liza, ssj)

April 15, 2015 ... sisters from Silay, Cebu and Manila travelled for Iloilo ... We met in Holy Family Home, excited and enthusiastic for a thanksgiving celebration -- the Perpetual Profession of Liza in Concepcion, Iloilo.  

It was also a ‘home coming to meet old friends’ for some sisters assigned before in this friendly simple town. 

A colloboration of grateful hearts bound as one giving praise to God ... On April 16 at 6:00 in the morning, we travelled from Holy Family Home, Iloilo City to Concepcion, a coastal town far north of the Province. After two and a half hours, we arrived at Liza's house welcomed by her family including those who came all the way from Zamboanga, Mindanao.  Preparations needed for the occassion  -- in the Church and for the reception, all were ‘works of love and gratitude’ by Liza’s family, old classmates, co-members of the Youth Ministry of the Parish and even teachers.  Even neighbors shared their gifts / harvest for this event.  Truly, gratitude permeates the atmosphere of the community.

“Liza has found the costliest pearl and finding it, she commits herself solely to the Giver of this Pearl and we, in turn, witnesses to this event, thank God and unite ourselves with her  promising our prayers for her fidelity.” 

 When God calls, God calls us in community and for the community of people.  Our ‘family’ expands embracing more lives and hearts.

As expected, the celebration is never complete without the FAMILY sharing ONE meal ...
Can you see how big this joyful family is?  Incredible!!!  GOD IS GOOD!!!


3 comentarios:

  1. Queridas Hermanas,

    Agradezco por todos sus gestos de cariño y cercania en la celebracion de accion de gracias de mi compromiso definitivo. Gracias por haber unidas y compartir conmigo en este dia tan especial. Muchas Gracias!!!

    Con mucho cariño,

  2. Gracias a ti Liza por tu compromiso e ilusión.
    Un abrazo fuerte

  3. Liza, me uno de corazón al gozo y alegría en tus votos perpetuos. Doy muchas gracias a Dios. ¡MUCHÍSIMAS FELICIDADES!
    Las Siervas de San José estamos de fiesta. Un fuerte abrazo