by Nirmala Carvalho
Sister Gemma, prioress of the Carmelite Monastery in Mumbai, underlines the importance of the feast of the Visitation for the poor and for people who suffer. With her visit to Elizabeth, Mary brought to the world the love of Jesus, exemplified nowadays by charity and love of neighbour. This Sunday’s Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration with Pope Francis provides an opportunity to bring Christ’s face and love to the world through Mary.
Mumbai (AsiaNews) – “Thousands of people of all caste and creed, who call India home, pray to the Virgin Mary and have faith in her powerful intercession. Our Lady rushes to help those who suffer and live in poverty, becoming their refuge and hope. Today, feast day of the Visitation, Mary visits the heart of each of us,” said Sister Gemma, prioress of the Carmelite cloister in Mumbai, as she talked about the importance of bringing the Virgin’s message to one’s heart, in preparation for Pope Francis’ Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration next Sunday.
“The world today lacks love, solidarity and communion. With the great feast of the Visitation, Mary proclaims to the world the love of Jesus, witnessed through concern for others, in solidarity and communion with people in need of assistance. Man’s greatest need is the thirst for love and belonging. Mary rushed to help Elizabeth, and her very presence brought support and comfort.”