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On March 25, the Solemnity of the Annuncation-Incarnation of the Lord, the Marian Community of Reconciliation celebrated our 24th anniversary of foundation. The Mass was presided over by the Most Reverend José Ignacio Alemany Grau, Bishop Emeritus of Chachapoyas, Peru.  We were also grateful for the presence of our spiritual family and many dear friends who came to accompany us for such an important occasion. The liturgy was a special moment to give thanks to the Lord for the gift of our vocation and to renew our desire to respond faithfully to His call. 

Lore 2With joy we share that Lorena Portocarrero who is the superior of our community in Sydney has been appointed as the new Vocations Promoter for the Archdiocese of Sydney.Lorena believes that "discernment of one's particular path to holiness is vital for personal flourishing as well as for the life and mission of the Church where each person is a gift and has a unique role to play."Lorena studied a degree in Behavioural Science and is currently studying a Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies at the University of Notre Dame Sydney. We are all very happy and grateful for this blessing and also for the trust  that the Archdiocese has placed in us through Lorena. 
Let us pray for Lorena that she may be a faithful instrument of God so that many young people can discover their vocation and respond generously. We want to share with you an article published by the Archdiocese of Sydney http://sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2015/201516_908.shtml

mail 22On January 5, Ursula Jimenez made her Perpetual Profession in the Marian Community of Reconciliation, during the Eucharist celebrated by the Most Reverend Adriano Tomasi Travaglia, OFM, Auxiliary Bishop of Lima, in the parish of “Our Lady of Reconciliation”.  Ursula has lived in the Fraterna community in Denver, Colorado for the past eleven years, and works in the Archdiocese as the RCIA & Religious Education Specialist.