Third Day: CHARITY
Paul 1 Cor.13:-7. “Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous; love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offence, and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.”
REFLECTION: “She spent her life loving God and serving Him in the hope of eternal joys, which she longed for. She loved her neighbor, sharing her material goods with the poor and thus worked with apostolic zeal for the salvation of souls.” (Decree on Virtues.)

The practice of the theological virtue of CHARITY in the life of Mother Ignacia became the hallmark not only of her person, but was faithfully embraced and passed on to generations to come of her religious family. In the lifetime of the Servant of God her biographer recorded the distinguishing mark of the foundational community that made them an exemplar of virtue in the colonial community.

810. Era ya tan el buen olor que daban en la Ciudad con su modo de vida, oracion….

Such was the fragrance that permeated the City with their mode of life, prayer…

Lo que a mi siempre me ha admirado es, que siendo tantas en numero, y todas Indias o Mestizas, governadas por si mismas, en mas de sesenta años, no hayan dado que decir en la Republica, antes bien la tienen del todo edificada por su devocion, humildad, y aplicacion al trabajo y a los Exercicios Espirituales.

What had always caught my admiration is that, although they were of such numbers,, all natives or mestizas, governed by themselves, in more than sixty years, they had not given any cause for gossip in the colony, rather, they had everyone edified by their devotion, humility, assiduity at work, and in the Spiritual Exercises.

PRAYER: Father of love and mercy, Jesus said that the mark of His disciples is their love for one another. Through the prayers of Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, grant us unity in our purpose and charity for all. GLORY BE….
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