Saint Angela Merici's charism in blessed Mary of the Incarnation
Gabrielle Noel, o.s.u
Mary of the Incarnation inherited Saint Angelaâ€™s charisms without being aware of it, perhaps, but she would live according to the plan God had for her, linked to Saint Angelaâ€™s spirituality. When we compare Saint Angelaâ€™s prayer and Blessed Mary of the Incarnationâ€™s we notice that the same spirit gave life to these two women. Then we can find great humility, a deference and admiration for the â€śgreat Godâ€ť which expresses itself in deep worship and a strong desire to work for the coming of Godâ€™s kingdom.
Saint Angela introduced a new form of religious life into the world (the Ursuline Order) and Mary of the Incarnation, an Ursuline, became the first female religious missionary in America, a hundred years later. Some wonderful mystic graces follow in the way of these two â€śBridesâ€ť of God. Their sure confidence in God and their devotion to the kingdom of God follow similar paths.
Mary of the Incarnationâ€™s work began in QuĂ©bec and developed in many regions in Canada and in Japan, in the Philippines and in Peru. As for their charisms, Saint Angelaâ€™s sacred virginity and her desire for the development of Godâ€™s kingdom, operate all over the world. This development is an answer to Mary of the Incarnationâ€™s apostolic prayer, which expresses itself in this way: â€śI travel round the world in spirit to look for the souls redeemed by the very Precious Blood of my divine Bridegroomâ€ť.
This meeting arranged in Brescia, which celebrates the two hundredth anniversary of Saint Angelaâ€™s canonization, is the evidence of that.
31 maggio 2014