Corpus Christi is the feast of God’s infinite love, intrinsically related to the charism of the Adorers, Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity.
Today, 8 June 2023, although in some countries the solemnity is moved to Sunday, the Catholic Church celebrates Corpus Christi, which is a public worship of adoration, gratitude and love for the Eucharist, the living presence of Christ.
On this day, the focus is indeed on the person of Jesus Christ who, out of love, wanted to stay with humanity, to share our existence. God wishes, albeit in a sacramental way, to live in the midst of all people.
Corpus Christi is also an important feast for our Congregation, since we Sisters Adorers are women who are passionate about Christ the Eucharist.
From the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, our mission in the Church, the Sisters Adorers’ mission, is born: following the example of our foundress, St. Maria Micaela, we discover the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, but also in history and in our daily life, especially in women in situations of prostitution, trafficking and other oppressions.
In short, from our Eucharistic experience germinates the mission of accompanying and promoting the Liberation of women: “In adoration we learn to love our young women and to work and live for them” (Constitutions 13).
On this feast of Corpus Christi, we Sisters Adorers want to renew our commitment to the pillars of our charism, Adoration and Liberation. Today, we want to respond with fidelity and commitment to the charism we have received: Being Eucharist. In the words of St. Maria Micaela: “Bread that is broken and shared and wine that tastes of presence”.
We want to follow the example of Jesus who gave himself out of love to the end. We want to be witnesses of his living presence in the midst of the world. We want to be instruments of his love and mercy for the women we meet on our way.